Communication and Media M.A.

The Graduate Program in the Department of Communication and Media provides students with Master’s level training and helps them fulfill their post-graduation goals, whether obtaining professional employment, enrolling in a PhD program, or reskilling/upskilling for their current profession.

We offer three opportunities for Master's educational experiences and credentials: the standard 2-year MA program, the accelerated 4+1 program for high achieving undergraduate majors, and Master's level certificates.

Nearly all of our coursework is offered in the evenings, entirely online, or hy-flex (i.e., the ability to Zoom into a F2F class instead of being physically present). This organization allows students to pursue MA level education with a flexibility that works for full-time students, full-time employees, and everyone in between.

‌Financial Awards ‌Master's Certificates

Students and an instructor at a meeting. Students and an instructor at a meeting.

99% Placement Rate

Over the past seven years, our program has placed nearly all students into high-impact careers. All students who have been accepted to PhD programs have obtained assistantships and scholarships.

14% Growth in Job Market

Employment in communication and media occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

Higher Paying Employment

Graduates with a M.A. degree in communication and media earn, on average, $17,000 more per year than their B.A. counterparts.


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Department of Communication and Media
326 Lang Hall, Cedar Falls
Iowa 50614-0139

phone: (319) 273-2217
fax: (319) 273-7356