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Masters in Communication

The Masters in Communication can now be completed entirely online with synchronous online classes, or in-person! 

Welcome to the graduate program in the Department of Communication, Media, & Persuasion (CMP) at Idaho State University! For more than fifty years, ISU’s Master of Arts in Communication program has been preparing graduates to be active citizens in public life who critically engage with the world, whether as creative, strategic professionals or as researchers pursuing academic careers in teaching and scholarship. The program continues this mission in the 21st century by using contemporary methods and best practices in communication.

Why get your Masters in Communication at ISU?

The Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion offers a diverse and customizable program. Our graduate faculty are not only dedicated teachers, they are also national and international scholars who present their research in books, journals, exhibitions, and conferences. Their expertise extends across the breadth of the field, including Corporate Communications (Leadership, Advertising, Public Relations); Multiplatform Journalism; Visual Media (Photo, Video, Design); and Rhetoric & Media Affairs. With the size of our program, faculty are able to work closely with graduate students, providing them with exceptional guidance and experience.

Though it is possible to work at an accelerated pace, the Master of Arts in Communication is designed as a two-year program.

Basic Program Requirements

Goals & Objectives

Frequently Asked Questions

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