2019 Best Online Colleges for Communication Degrees

Online communications degrees are available at the associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate levels. Communications is an interdisciplinary field that draws from sociology, psychology, and politics to examine the ways in which people communicate. There are 246 online colleges offering online communications programs, and those of the highest caliber are featured in our lists of the 2019 best online communications bachelor's and master's programs. Rankings are based on alumni salary data provided by PayScale.

Students pursuing degrees in communications should verify that their school has been regionally accredited and their specific degree program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), which helps to ensure that it meets rigorous national standards.

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools - Communications Degrees ( 246)

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Abraham Lincoln University DEAC $7,500 100% (2 reviews)
38 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Communication and Writing Certificate
Alvernia University MSCHE $33,640 Add Review
19 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Public Relations & Advertising
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Strategic Communications
American Public University System HLC $6,880 71% (146 reviews)
462 Programs, 10 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor in Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor in Arts in Communication - Digital Communication and Media Design
  • Bachelor in Arts in Communication - Strategic Communication
American University MSCHE $46,615 100% (2 reviews)
54 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • MA in Strategic Communication
  • MA in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact
  • MA in Strategic Communication - Digital Communication Strategy and Analytics
American University - MBA MSCHE $46,615 Add Review
2 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • MS in Analytics
Anderson University - SC SACS COC $26,970 Add Review
28 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership
Appalachian State University SACS COC $22,109 100% (4 reviews)
47 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Advertising
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
Arizona State University HLC $15,691 - $27,372 71% (88 reviews)
226 Programs, 9 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Business - Communication
  • BA in Mass Communications & Media Studies
  • BS in Communication
  • BS in Technical Communication
Arkansas State University HLC $14,778 50% (4 reviews)
59 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication Studies
  • BGA in Communications
  • BS in Strategic Communication - Social Media Management
  • MS in Media Management - Social Media Management
Ashford University WASC WSCUC $10,632 - $13,400 67% (646 reviews)
212 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • BA/Applied Linguistics
  • BA/Communication Studies
  • BA/Journalism and Mass Communication
Austin Peay State University SACS COC $23,153 50% (2 reviews)
60 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts - Information Specialist
  • Graduate Certificate in Grant Writing
  • Master of Arts in Communication Arts
  • Master of Arts in Communication Arts - Corporate Communication
Ball State University HLC $25,942 100% (4 reviews)
160 Programs, 9 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communications
  • Graduate Certificate in Education Communications
  • Graduate Certificate in Emerging Media and Visual Reporting
  • Graduate Certificate in Literary Journalism
Baylor University SACS COC $43,790 Add Review
12 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Communication - Sciences and Disorders
Bellevue University HLC $7,752 69% (58 reviews)
189 Programs, 17 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies - Mass Media
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies - Organizational and Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Bethel University - MN HLC $36,210 100% (1 review)
59 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Business Administration - Strategy and Execution
Boise State University NWCCU $22,642 100% (1 review)
49 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
Boston University NECHE $52,082 100% (2 reviews)
87 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Visual & Digital Health Communication
  • Master of Science in Health Communication
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus HLC $18,593 83% (6 reviews)
47 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate of Technical Study
  • Certificate in Technical Writing
  • Master of Arts in Media & Communication - Strategic Communication and Social Media
  • Ph.D. in Technology Management - Digital Communications
Brenau University SACS COC $28,510 Add Review
92 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Communication and Media Studies
  • Master of Arts - Communication and Media Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in Communication Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Communication Management
California Baptist University WASC WSCUC $32,256 80% (5 reviews)
52 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • BA: Communication Studies
  • MA: Strategic Communication
Campbellsville University SACS COC $25,400 50% (2 reviews)
77 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate of Science in Mass Communication
  • Certificate in Digital/Social Media
Carnegie Mellon University MSCHE $53,910 Add Review
22 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Business Administration - Communications
Central Christian College of Kansas HLC $17,240 Add Review
21 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate of Arts in Business
Central Methodist University HLC $5,760 - $23,770 100% (1 review)
53 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
Central Michigan University HLC $23,670 67% (3 reviews)
85 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Deafblind Intervener
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Technical & Professional Writing
Champlain College NECHE $39,818 100% (3 reviews)
99 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Marketing and Communication Bachelor's degree
  • Marketing and Communication Bachelor's degree in Content Strategy
  • Marketing and Communication Bachelor's degree in Digital Marketing
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Online HLC $13,530 0% (3 reviews)
46 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track
Clarion University MSCHE $15,636 100% (3 reviews)
68 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies - Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Media Management
Clemson University SACS COC $36,058 100% (2 reviews)
26 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Colorado Christian University HLC $30,370 60% (10 reviews)
104 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • AA in Communication Studies
  • BA in Communication Studies
  • Certificate in Communication Studies
Colorado State University-Fort Collins HLC $28,903 100% (5 reviews)
81 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Communication
Colorado State University-Global Campus HLC $9,000 55% (60 reviews)
219 Programs, 11 in Communications (view all)
  • BS - Business Management - Public Relations
  • BS - Business Management - Strategic Communication
  • BS - Communication
  • BS - Healthcare Administration and Management - Public Relations
Columbia International University SACS COC $22,390 100% (1 review)
71 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
Columbia University in the City of New York MSCHE $57,208 Add Review
87 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate of Professional Achievement in Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications
  • Certificate of Professional Achievement in Electrical Engineering - Wireless and Mobile Communications
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Wireless and Mobile Communications
  • Master of Science in Nonprofit Management
Columbus State University SACS COC $16,920 20% (5 reviews)
55 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Communication Studies
Concordia University - Texas SACS COC $30,600 100% (1 review)
21 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Public Relations & Advertising
Concordia University - Wisconsin HLC $28,600 67% (3 reviews)
100 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Communications and Public Relations
  • Master of Business Administration - Communications and Public Relations
Dallas Baptist University SACS COC $27,480 Add Review
164 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Discipleship - Discipleship through Communications
  • Master of Arts in Global Leadership - Global Communication
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Business Communication
DePaul University HLC $39,010 100% (1 review)
70 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication and Media (Degree Completion)
Drexel University MSCHE $52,002 60% (5 reviews)
320 Programs, 9 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Public Relations
  • Dual Degree MS/MBA in Television & Media Management
  • Master of Science in Communication
Drury University HLC $27,015 Add Review
29 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication and Development
Duke University SACS COC $53,500 Add Review
78 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Business Communication
  • Certificate in Environmental Communications
East Carolina University SACS COC $23,420 100% (4 reviews)
120 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Interpersonal/Organizational
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication
  • Master of Arts in Communication
Eastern Illinois University HLC $13,868 Add Review
37 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Organizations
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Development
  • Graduate Certificate in Communication Processes
Eastern Kentucky University SACS COC $18,250 33% (3 reviews)
102 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Certificate in Communication Studies
  • Certificate in Social Intelligence and Leadership
Eastern Michigan University HLC $29,200 100% (3 reviews)
34 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus HLC $11,788 100% (3 reviews)
71 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Communication
Eastern Oregon University NWCCU $19,682 80% (5 reviews)
57 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication Studies
  • BA in Communication Studies - Business
  • BA in Communication Studies - Media
  • BA in Communication Studies - Teaching
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania MSCHE $14,668 100% (2 reviews)
30 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies - Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies - Managerial & Leadership Communication
Emporia State University HLC $19,918 Add Review
65 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Leadership and Administration in Information Organizations
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus MSCHE $39,446 Add Review
45 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Digital Signal Processing and Communications
Fitchburg State University NECHE $16,235 Add Review
21 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Applied Communication Studies
  • Master of Science in Applied Communication - Social Media
Florida International University SACS COC $18,954 90% (10 reviews)
127 Programs, 8 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology - Science Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts - Organizational Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Science in Internet of Things
Florida State University SACS COC $18,786 100% (3 reviews)
55 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Communication Science and Disorders Graduate Prerequisite (Bridge) Program
  • MS in Communication Disorders
  • Multicultural Marketing Undergraduate Certificate
Franklin University HLC $12,241 71% (7 reviews)
75 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • AS in Communications
  • BS in Communications
  • MS in Marketing and Communication
Full Sail University ACCSC $23,694 43% (90 reviews)
37 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Media Communications
  • Master of Arts in New Media Journalism
The George Washington University MSCHE $53,518 75% (4 reviews)
134 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • MPH in Health Communication
  • MPS in Political Communications and Governance
  • MPS in Strategic Public Relations
Georgetown University MSCHE $52,300 100% (1 review)
31 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Social Media Management
  • Master of Professional Studies in Design Management & Communications
  • Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Georgia State University SACS COC $23,971 0% (1 review)
62 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate of Arts - Film and Media Studies Pathway
  • Associate of Arts - American Sign Language Pathway
  • Associate of Arts - Journalism Pathway
  • Associate of Arts - World Languages Pathway (Spanish)
Gonzaga University NWCCU $41,330 100% (4 reviews)
29 Programs, 8 in Communications (view all)
  • MA in Communication & Leadership Studies
  • MA in Communication & Leadership Studies - Change Leadership
  • MA in Communication & Leadership Studies - College Teaching
  • MA in Communication & Leadership Studies - Digital Media Strategies
Grand Canyon University HLC $17,050 52% (416 reviews)
220 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communications
  • MA in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
Grantham University DEAC $6,540 48% (71 reviews)
65 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Strategic Communications
Indiana Institute of Technology HLC $26,370 Add Review
51 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Sports Media
Indiana University - East HLC $19,038 Add Review
31 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education HLC $25,980 29% (7 reviews)
143 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • A.S. Integrative Studies - Communications
  • B.S. Communication
  • B.S. Digital Communication
  • B.S. in Integrative Studies - Communications
IUPUI HLC $29,806 100% (1 review)
83 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies
  • Master of Science in Technical Communication
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Human Communication in a Mediated World
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication
James Madison University SACS COC $27,230 100% (1 review)
13 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
John Brown University HLC $26,144 67% (3 reviews)
23 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • BS in Liberal Arts - Communication
  • MBA in Design Thinking & Innovation
  • MS in Design Thinking & Innovation
Johns Hopkins University MSCHE $52,170 Add Review
323 Programs, 23 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Applied Research in Communication
  • Dual MA in Communication - Research/Flexible MBA
  • Dual MA in Communication - Research/Flexible MBA - Financial Businesses
  • Dual MA in Communication - Research/Flexible MBA - Health Care Management
Kennesaw State University SACS COC $8,066 - $17,329 75% (4 reviews)
97 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital & Social Media
Kent State University at Kent HLC $18,544 100% (1 review)
111 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Dual Degree M.B.A./M.A. Communication Studies
  • MA in Journalism and Mass Communication - Journalism Education
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
King University SACS COC $28,572 100% (15 reviews)
29 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
La Salle University MSCHE $29,500 Add Review
30 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Pre-Speech Language Pathology (PreSLP) Program
Lakeland University HLC $27,760 Add Review
72 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Lamar University SACS COC $18,274 60% (10 reviews)
50 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Communication Studies
Lewis-Clark State College NWCCU $18,410 Add Review
35 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Communication
Liberty University SACS COC $11,700 59% (247 reviews)
543 Programs, 17 in Communications (view all)
  • BS: Business Admin: Communications
  • BS: Sport Management: Sport Communication and Public Relations
  • BS: Sport Management: Sport Outreach
  • BS: Strategic Communication
Louisiana Tech University SACS COC $18,558 100% (1 review)
17 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Communications
Loyola University Chicago HLC $43,078 Add Review
92 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • MA in Pastoral Studies - Digital Communication
Loyola University New Orleans SACS COC $39,492 Add Review
49 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
  • Master of Pastoral Studies - Digital Culture and Ministry
Lynn University SACS COC $37,510 100% (1 review)
37 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication and Media
  • Master of Business Administration - Media Management
  • Master of Science in Communication and Media - Digital Media
  • Master of Science in Communication and Media - Media Studies and Practice
Marshall University HLC $17,856 Add Review
41 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Journalism - New Media Studies
Maryville University HLC $28,470 7% (14 reviews)
116 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication
  • BA in Communication - Emerging Media Strategy & Social Media
  • BA in Communication - Strategic Communication
  • BA in Liberal Studies - Communication
Mercer University SACS COC $36,000 Add Review
51 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Public Relations
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication Management
Michigan State University HLC $39,406 100% (3 reviews)
93 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Media
  • Graduate Certificate in Media Analytics
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication for Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
Middle Georgia State University SACS COC $11,092 100% (2 reviews)
49 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication
Middle Tennessee State University SACS COC $26,348 100% (2 reviews)
33 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies - Communication Studies
Minnesota State University at Mankato HLC $16,216 Add Review
47 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Communication Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication
  • Master of Arts in Technical Communication
Mississippi College SACS COC $17,392 Add Review
43 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication (Accelerated)
  • Master of Science in Communication - Integrated (General) Communication
  • Master of Science in Communication - Professional Communication in Health Services Administration
Missouri State University HLC $14,746 0% (1 review)
55 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Professional Studies - Applied Communication
Missouri University of Science and Technology HLC $25,918 Add Review
141 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Media and Web Design
  • MS in Electrical Engineering - Communications and Signal Processing
  • MS in Information Science and Technology - Communication Systems
  • MS in Technical Communication
Morehead State University SACS COC $13,426 Add Review
54 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Communication (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Communication (Thesis Option)
Mount Aloysius College MSCHE $22,430 Add Review
13 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing Communications Media
Murray State University SACS COC $23,820 Add Review
66 Programs, 7 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies - Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Communication
  • Master of Mass Communication
National University WASC ACCJC $13,016 53% (79 reviews)
148 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications
  • Master of Arts in Digital Journalism
New England College NECHE $36,954 38% (8 reviews)
89 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication
  • BA in Communication/Journalism
  • BA in Communication/Media Studies
  • BA in Communication/Public Relations and Advertising
New Jersey Institute of Technology MSCHE $31,918 Add Review
86 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Science - Professional and Technical Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication Essentials
  • Master of Science in Management - Web Systems and Media
  • Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC)
New York University MSCHE $50,464 100% (2 reviews)
58 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Professional Writing
  • MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Nicholls State University SACS COC $8,979 Add Review
21 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in English - Writing and Rhetoric
North Carolina A&T State University SACS COC $19,416 100% (1 review)
55 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education - Professional Service - Agricultural Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education - Secondary Education - Agricultural Communications
Northeastern University NECHE $49,497 100% (10 reviews)
314 Programs, 28 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication and Media
  • Bachelors in Professional Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Leading Communication Strategy and Talent Development
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication
Northern Arizona University HLC $24,841 72% (18 reviews)
159 Programs, 10 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Communication General
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Organizational Communication
Northern Kentucky University SACS COC $19,104 50% (4 reviews)
48 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Northern Michigan University HLC $15,736 Add Review
27 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Workplace Leadership
Northwestern State University of Louisiana SACS COC $18,710 100% (2 reviews)
116 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supervisor of Parish/City Materials and/or Media Centers
Northwestern University HLC $52,678 0% (2 reviews)
59 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study - Content Strategy
  • Graduate Certificate in Sports Communication
  • Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
Norwich University NECHE $38,662 79% (19 reviews)
95 Programs, 7 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in International Relations - Cyber Diplomacy – Policy Track
  • Master of Arts in International Relations - Cyber Diplomacy – Technical Track
  • Master of Arts in International Relations - International Development
  • Master of Arts in International Relations - International Security
Notre Dame of Maryland University MSCHE $36,070 Add Review
14 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Contemporary Communication
Ohio University-Main Campus HLC $21,360 67% (3 reviews)
92 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences in Human Services - Diversity and Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Communication
Old Dominion University SACS COC $27,900 80% (10 reviews)
153 Programs, 19 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Degree Completion)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Communication Foundations (Degree Completion)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Intercultural/International Communication (Degree Completion)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Media Studies (Degree Completion)
Olivet Nazarene University HLC $34,940 9% (22 reviews)
43 Programs, 8 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Corporate Communications
  • Certificate in Intercultural Competence
  • Master of Business Administration - Corporate Communications
  • Master of Organizational Leadership
Oral Roberts University HLC $26,792 100% (2 reviews)
33 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication
  • BS in Communication
  • BS in Digital Communication
Ottawa University Online HLC $11,815 100% (4 reviews)
103 Programs, 8 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Speech Performance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management - Clinical Track: Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human and Social Services: Communication
Park University HLC $10,774 79% (14 reviews)
115 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication
  • Certificate in Global Communications
  • Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus MSCHE $13,988 67% (3 reviews)
231 Programs, 14 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism and Media
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism and Media - Digital Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism and Media - Individualized
  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism and Media - Media Management
Pepperdine University WASC WSCUC $51,992 Add Review
22 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Dispute Resolution
  • Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution
  • Master of Science in Human Resources
Point Park University MSCHE $30,130 Add Review
38 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Writing for Screen and Media
  • Master of Arts in Communication Technology
  • Master of Arts in Communication Technology - Applied Practices
Portland State University NWCCU $26,130 83% (6 reviews)
55 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Strategic Communications and Public Relations
Post University Online NECHE Not Provided 36% (89 reviews)
127 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • B.A. in Communication and Media Studies
  • B.A. in Communication and Media Studies / Media Arts
  • B.A. in Communication and Media Studies / Organizational Communication
Purdue University - Main Campus HLC $28,794 75% (4 reviews)
81 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management
  • MS in Communication
  • MS in Communication - Communication & Leadership
  • MS in Communication - Health Communication
Queens University of Charlotte SACS COC $33,532 Add Review
14 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Communication - Integrated Digital Strategy Concentration
Regent University Online SACS COC $17,288 50% (14 reviews)
452 Programs, 25 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Advertising and Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Internet and Social Media
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Journalism
Regis University HLC $35,610 50% (22 reviews)
106 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication
  • BA in Communication - Conflict Resolution
  • BA in Communication - Leadership
  • MA in Communication
Rochester College HLC $22,312 Add Review
7 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Strategic Leadership
Rochester Institute of Technology MSCHE $40,068 Add Review
40 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Advanced Certificate in Communication and Digital Media
  • MicroMaster in Design Thinking
Rowan University MSCHE $21,890 100% (1 review)
52 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Integrated Marketing Communication & New Media
  • Certificate of Graduate Study in School Public Relations
Sacred Heart University NECHE $39,820 0% (1 review)
19 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • MA in Strategic Communication and Public Relations
Saint Joseph's University MSCHE $43,880 Add Review
55 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • BLS - Organizational Development and Leadership
Saint Leo University Online SACS COC $22,220 68% (83 reviews)
137 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • B.A. in Communication Management
Saint Louis University-Main Campus HLC $42,166 100% (1 review)
70 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Strategic Communications
Saint Xavier University HLC $33,380 Add Review
44 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication - Applied Communication (Degree Completion)
Sam Houston State University SACS COC $18,022 100% (2 reviews)
65 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Communication and Public Relations
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Master of Arts in Technical Communications
Siena Heights University HLC $25,932 Add Review
25 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication
South Dakota State University HLC $11,689 Add Review
60 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Mass Communication
Southeastern Oklahoma State University HLC $15,390 Add Review
40 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • B.A. in Communication - Organizational & Strategic Communication
  • MBA - Strategic Communication
Southeastern University SACS COC $25,360 100% (1 review)
37 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science Communication & Mass Media
  • Bachelor of Science in Digital Media & Design
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale HLC $28,107 Add Review
46 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • BS in Journalism
  • Certificate in Journalism & Mass Communication
Southern Methodist University SACS COC $52,498 Add Review
47 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • MS: Electrical Engineering - Communications and Networking
Southern New Hampshire University Online NECHE $11,520 61% (324 reviews)
281 Programs, 11 in Communications (view all)
  • BA Advertising
  • BA Communication
  • BA Communication - Business Communication
  • BA Communication - Business Communications
Southern Utah University NWCCU $20,288 100% (1 review)
42 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Strategic Communication
Southwestern College - KS HLC $28,750 100% (1 review)
52 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Organizational Communication
Spring Arbor University Online HLC $27,750 Add Review
55 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership
St. Bonaventure University Online MSCHE $33,331 Add Review
11 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • M.A. Integrated Marketing Communications
St. Catherine University HLC $38,170 0% (3 reviews)
27 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity
Stephen F. Austin State University SACS COC $17,676 Add Review
67 Programs, 8 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Communication and Corporate Education
  • Master of Arts in Mass Communication
  • Master of Arts in Mass Communication - Advertising and Public Relations
  • Master of Arts in Mass Communication - Broadcasting
Stevenson University MSCHE $35,490 Add Review
110 Programs, 12 in Communications (view all)
  • BS in Business Administration/MS in Communication Studies (Bachelor's to Master's Option)
  • BS in Business Communication
  • BS in Business Communication/MS in Business and Technology Management (Bachelor's to Master's Option)
  • BS in Business Communication/MS in Communication Studies (Bachelor's to Master's Option)
SUNY College at Oswego MSCHE $17,841 Add Review
22 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • B.A. in Broadcasting and Mass Communication
Syracuse University MSCHE $46,755 100% (1 review)
40 Programs, 8 in Communications (view all)
  • MS in Analytics
  • MS in Communications
  • MS in Communications - Advertising
  • MS in Communications - Innovation
Texas A & M University-Commerce SACS COC $20,884 86% (7 reviews)
50 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Applied Linguistics
Texas A & M University-Kingsville SACS COC $22,102 Add Review
22 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Collaboration and Team Dynamics
Texas Tech University SACS COC $18,652 0% (2 reviews)
117 Programs, 14 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Grants & Proposals
  • Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Technical Communication
  • Master of Arts in Master of Arts in Technical Communication - Technical Communication
Texas Woman's University SACS COC $17,446 100% (2 reviews)
57 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Thomas Edison State University MSCHE $9,820 58% (62 reviews)
134 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Communications
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Planning and Board Leadership for Nonprofits
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies - Professional Communications
Touro University Worldwide WASC WSCUC $14,600 50% (4 reviews)
54 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • MA - Dispute Resolution
  • MA - Psychology - Media Psychology
Trevecca Nazarene University SACS COC $25,100 Add Review
33 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Organizational Leadership
Trine University Online HLC $10,832 Add Review
39 Programs, 7 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Information Systems
Troy University SACS COC $13,520 55% (11 reviews)
90 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • MS in Strategic Communication
University College WASC WSCUC $10,200 Add Review
83 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • MBA - Organizational Science
University of Alabama SACS COC $28,100 67% (3 reviews)
78 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • MA in Communication Studies
  • MA in Communication Studies - Organizational Leadership (Academic Option)
  • MA in Communication Studies - Organizational Leadership (Professional Option)
  • MA in Journalism
University of Arizona HLC $11,800 100% (2 reviews)
166 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of General Studies in Arts, Media and Entertainment
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Digital Signal Processing, Communications, and Control
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Wireless Communications and Networks
University of Arkansas HLC $24,308 100% (2 reviews)
78 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics
University of California-Irvine WASC WSCUC $41,752 Add Review
61 Programs, 7 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Communications Systems Engineering
  • Certificate in Digital Marketing & Communications
  • Certificate in Marketing & Communications
  • Certificate in Organizational Leadership & Communication
University of Central Florida SACS COC $22,467 88% (8 reviews)
124 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Communication and Conflict, BA
  • English - Technical Communication, BA
  • English - Technical Communications, MA
University of Central Missouri HLC $14,150 100% (2 reviews)
74 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
  • Master of Arts Communication
University of Charleston HLC $30,400 Add Review
24 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Strategic Leadership
  • Master of Science in Strategic Leadership - Business Management
  • Master of Science in Strategic Leadership - Strategy as Practice
  • Master of Science in Strategic Leadership - Crisis Leadership
University of Cincinnati HLC $27,334 83% (6 reviews)
134 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical & Translational Research
  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders - TTI
University of Colorado Boulder HLC $36,220 100% (1 review)
44 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Human Resources
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Leading Innovation
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Communication
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Strategic Leadership
University of Colorado Colorado Springs HLC $19,498 100% (1 review)
57 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
University of Colorado Denver HLC $25,259 100% (2 reviews)
104 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Community Service and Public Affairs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Global & Intercultural Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Health Communication
University of Delaware MSCHE $33,150 0% (1 review)
37 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts - Strategic Communication
University of Denver HLC $48,669 Add Review
173 Programs, 36 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts (Degree Completion)
  • Graduate Certificate in Culture and Diversity
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning and Development
University of Florida SACS COC $28,659 60% (5 reviews)
269 Programs, 15 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Business Administration - Mass Communication
  • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • BS in Public Relations
  • BS in Telecommunication Media & Society
University of Houston-Downtown SACS COC $16,430 100% (1 review)
22 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication
University of Idaho NWCCU $23,812 100% (2 reviews)
58 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • B.A. in Communication
  • B.S in Communication
  • B.S. in Organizational Sciences - Organizational Communication
  • B.S. in Organizational Sciences - Organizations and Communities
University of Illinois at Springfield HLC $20,938 100% (7 reviews)
55 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign HLC $31,194 Add Review
129 Programs, 7 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
  • Graduate Certificate of Professional Development in Strategic Brand Communication - Customizable
  • Graduate Certificate of Professional Development in Strategic Brand Communication - Essentials
  • Graduate Certificate of Professional Development in Strategic Brand Communication - Insights
University of Iowa HLC $30,609 Add Review
63 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management - Communications Public Relations/Journalism
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
University of Kansas HLC $26,592 100% (1 review)
78 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of General Studies in Communication Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Interpretation and Communication
  • Master of Digital Content Strategy
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Communication
University of Kentucky SACS COC $28,046 100% (4 reviews)
79 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology - Information Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Risk Sciences
  • Master of Science in Information Communication Technology
University of Louisiana-Monroe SACS COC $20,570 100% (2 reviews)
65 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
University of Louisville SACS COC $26,286 Add Review
61 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
University of Maryland - College Park MSCHE $33,606 50% (4 reviews)
48 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Enhanced English Fluency
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication for Enhanced English Fluency
University of Maryland University College MSCHE $12,336 59% (192 reviews)
111 Programs, 3 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Telecommunications Management
University of Massachusetts - Amherst NECHE $33,477 75% (4 reviews)
78 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Studies - Degree Completion
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism Studies - Degree Completion
  • Certificate in Professional Translation and Interpreting
  • Certificate of Journalism
University of Massachusetts-Lowell NECHE $31,865 83% (6 reviews)
84 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Contemporary Communications
University of Memphis SACS COC $21,029 50% (2 reviews)
97 Programs, 9 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Professional Studies - Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Strategic Media
University of Michigan-Flint HLC $21,165 Add Review
57 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Communication
  • Master of Arts in Applied Communication
University of Minnesota Digital Campus HLC $11,338 - $26,603 Add Review
53 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Technical Communication Graduate Certificate
University of Minnesota-Crookston HLC $11,814 Add Review
26 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • BS in Communication
  • BS in Communication - Communication Studies
  • BS in Communication - Organizational Communication/Public Relations
  • BS in Communication - Writing
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities HLC $26,603 100% (1 review)
51 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication
  • Master of Science in Scientific and Technical Communication
University of Missouri HLC $26,506 Add Review
123 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Journalism - Health Communication
  • Master of Arts in Journalism - Interactive Media
  • Master of Arts in Journalism - Media Management
University of Missouri at Saint Louis HLC $25,505 Add Review
45 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Communications
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Health Communication Certificate
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Health Communication
The University of Montana NWCCU $24,943 Add Review
27 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders Leveling Program
University of Nebraska at Kearney HLC $13,194 0% (1 review)
147 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Relational Communication Comprehensive
University of Nebraska-Lincoln HLC $24,098 Add Review
72 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and Social Media
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication - Integrated Media Communications
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication - Professional Journalism
University of New Mexico HLC $22,038 100% (1 review)
34 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Intercultural Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Interpersonal Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SACS COC $34,588 80% (5 reviews)
31 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication
  • Master of Arts in Digital Communication
University of North Dakota HLC $20,047 67% (3 reviews)
197 Programs, 7 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Advertising
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Digital Analytics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Digital Journalism
University of North Florida SACS COC $20,798 Add Review
17 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in American Sign Language/English Interpreting
  • Master of Science in American Sign Language/English Interpreting - General Practitioner
University of North Texas SACS COC $20,504 60% (5 reviews)
61 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Accelerated Master of Science in Digital Communication Analytics
University of Northern Colorado HLC $21,132 Add Review
61 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
University of Phoenix HLC $9,608 - $9,960 60% (1123 reviews)
107 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate of Arts in Professional Focus
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus MSCHE $30,642 50% (2 reviews)
29 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Education in English and Communications
University of South Carolina-Columbia SACS COC $31,962 Add Review
71 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Communication Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior - Professional
University of Southern California WASC WSCUC $54,259 67% (12 reviews)
115 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Communication Management
University of Southern Maine NECHE $20,594 Add Review
29 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Studies - Integrative Professional Studies
  • Certificate in Leadership Studies
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville SACS COC $31,390 100% (1 review)
53 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Leadership - Education and Communications
The University of Tennessee - Martin SACS COC $14,996 Add Review
24 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Strategic Communication
The University of Texas at El Paso SACS COC $21,596 67% (3 reviews)
27 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts Organizational & Corporate Communication
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin SACS COC $6,622 50% (2 reviews)
30 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication
University of the Cumberlands SACS COC $23,000 100% (4 reviews)
174 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management
University of the Incarnate Word SACS COC $29,990 100% (2 reviews)
49 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Administration - Communication Arts
University of the Virgin Islands MSCHE $14,496 Add Review
16 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies - Strategic Communication
University of Toledo HLC $18,885 Add Review
68 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor in Communication Studies
University of Washington - Seattle NWCCU $35,538 100% (3 reviews)
85 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Professional Technical Writing
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee HLC $20,844 0% (1 review)
115 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Communication
  • Dual Degree MLIS & MA in Language, Literature and Translation
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Communication
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Business and Technical Communication
Upper Iowa University HLC $29,600 52% (25 reviews)
83 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Mass Media
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies - Sports Communication
Utah State University NWCCU $21,520 100% (12 reviews)
65 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Technical Communication
Valdosta State University SACS COC $17,196 100% (7 reviews)
68 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Emergent Media and Communication
Valley City State University HLC $16,579 Add Review
39 Programs, 6 in Communications (view all)
  • B.A. in Communication - Corporate Cognate
  • B.A. in Communication - Digital Media Management Cognate
  • B.A. in Communication - Journalism and Media Communication Cognate
  • B.S. in Communication - Corporate Cognate
Villanova University MSCHE $51,284 100% (2 reviews)
78 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Certificate in Wireless and Digital Communications
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Signal Processing and Communications (SPC)
Villanova University Online Graduate Programs MSCHE $18,473 Add Review
31 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Signal Processing and Communications (SPC)
Walden University HLC Not Provided 49% (496 reviews)
662 Programs, 8 in Communications (view all)
  • BS in Business Administration - Multicultural Marketing Communication
  • BS in Communication
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Communication
  • MS in Communication
Waldorf University HLC $8,700 100% (13 reviews)
112 Programs, 14 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate of Arts Communications
  • Associate of Arts Leadership Communication
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Business Administration / Communications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Communications
Walsh University HLC $29,150 100% (1 review)
38 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Corporate Communication
Washington State University NWCCU $25,817 80% (10 reviews)
98 Programs, 7 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities - Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences - Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Communication and Promotion
Wayne State University HLC $27,203 50% (4 reviews)
45 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Communication and New Media
Webster University HLC $27,100 83% (6 reviews)
104 Programs, 21 in Communications (view all)
  • BA in Media Communications
  • BA in Media Communications - Advertising
  • BA in Media Communications - Animation
  • BA in Media Communications - Audio Production
West Texas A & M University SACS COC $9,117 Add Review
42 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Strategic Communication
West Virginia University HLC $23,616 100% (1 review)
53 Programs, 5 in Communications (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MA: Communication Studies
  • MS: Data Marketing Communications
  • MS: Integrated Marketing Communications
Western Illinois University HLC $12,897 Add Review
44 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Communication Studies
Western Kentucky University SACS COC $25,512 0% (1 review)
147 Programs, 4 in Communications (view all)
  • Associate in Interdisciplinary Studies - Organization and Communication of Ideas
  • Graduate Certificate in Communicating in Healthcare
  • Graduate Certificate in Communicating in Organizations
  • Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology
Western New England University NECHE $35,740 Add Review
26 Programs, 2 in Communications (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Communication - Public Relations
  • Master of Business Administration in Public Relations
William Peace University SACS COC $28,700 Add Review
14 Programs, 1 in Communications (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication
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2019 Best Online Colleges Offering Bachelor's in Communications Degrees

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With annual tuitions under $31,000 and median salaries reported as high as $160,700, all of these 21 schools offer top online bachelor's degrees in communications. New England College is ranked first and offers a BA in Communications with three emphases: journalism, media studies, and public relations and advertising. Tuition for these programs is $12,150 per year. Park University has a similarly affordable annual tuition for its Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications. Communications graduates from the school report earning a median salary of $107,100.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 $12,150 $160,700
#2 #2 $22,720 $111,400
#3 #3 $12,369 $107,100
#4 #4 $8,850 $102,100
#5 #5 $13,500 $98,000
#6 #6 $30,570 $98,300
#7 #7 $8,240 $93,500
#8 #8 $29,769 $95,000
#9 #9 $20,790 $92,700
#10 #10 $11,592 $91,000
#11 #11 $11,329 $90,043
#12 #12 $7,200 $89,000
#13 #13 $8,993 $88,500
#14 #14 $13,770 $88,300
#15 #15 $7,383 $87,200
#16 #16 $6,780 $87,100
#17 #17 $14,940 $87,600
#18 #18 $11,864 $87,136
#19 #19 $11,237 $86,100
#20 #20 $16,650 $85,600
#21 #21 $12,600 $84,800
Salary data provided by Payscale Logo. Updated 2018.

Online Communications Degree Overview & Career Information

An associate degree in communications is typically the minimum education requirement for this field. Getting a communications associate degree online helps students develop techniques that are essential to their prospective careers, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills. Students may take courses in introduction to mass communications, English composition, media writing, and digital media editing. 

Many associate degree holders continue their education by obtaining a bachelor's degree in communications. This program focuses on teaching students how to interpret different kinds of human dialogue. Students also learn how to improve their speech to effectively persuade audiences. Core classes include topics such as behavioral science; debate and argumentation; theories of communications; and voice, dictation, and articulation. 

Master's degrees further examine the ways that people synthesize information and the techniques that can be used to successfully persuade audiences. Students focus on analyzing a variety of issues and finding original ways to relay messages. They may take courses with topics in strategy, leadership, ethics, business, marketing, global connection, speech writing, intercultural communications, social influence, rhetoric, human conflict, and citizenship. 

The highest form of education for this field is a doctorate in communications. Students normally select an area of concentration and conduct a considerable amount of independent research before completing an original dissertation to present to an advisory board at the culmination of the program. 

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Online Associate Degrees in Communications

Online associate degrees in communications equip students with the skills necessary for effective professional and social communications. Students acquire vital communications skills that can be applied in various fields, such as advertising, advocacy, counseling, media, psychology, public relations, and small group communication. Employment opportunities are available in educational institutions, entertainment companies, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and social service agencies. Job titles for graduates include advertising account executive, human resources manager, mediator, media manager, news producer, public relations specialist, special events coordinator, speech-language pathologist, and speech writer. Graduates may also choose to pursue further education in related fields such as advertising, intercultural studies, international relations, journalism, mass media, and public relations.

Program Requirements

Applicants to online communications associate programs will need to submit proof of having earned a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent prior to enrolling. These programs typically require 60 credits, or about two years of academic coursework.

Curriculum

Core courses allow students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of communications. Subjects covered by core coursework include argumentation and debate, business communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking, group interaction, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, mass media and society, news writing, oral and written communication, oral interpretation, public speaking, and voice and diction.

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Online Bachelor's Degrees in Communications

The writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills of an online communications bachelor's degree prepare students for a variety of roles. Graduates can become news reporters, staff or freelance journalists, editors, technical writers, or public relations and marketing specialists. Others can work in advertising or human resources. Students are advised to gain practical experience in communications while in school; for example, work on a school newspaper or blog is often valued by employers who want employees with demonstrated experience. Graduates with professional experience in a different work area such as healthcare, finance, or engineering can also apply this work to a communications career. For example, clinical healthcare professionals with a communications degree could pen sales or marketing copy for a medical device company.

Program Requirements

A bachelor's degree in communications teaches students rhetorical strategies for a variety of mediums of communication. This four-year program requires about 120 credit hours or four years of full-time study. Qualified applicants need a high school diploma or GED. Depending on the program, communications students may choose to focus in a particular communications area. Examples of possible specializations include conflict mediation and negotiation, public relations, or journalism.

Curriculum

A communications major includes coursework in both spoken and written communication. Core classes commonly include journalism, mass media, intercultural communication, organizational behavior and group communication, and digital communication. Students study the art of argumentation and persuasive speech in different mediums, such as marketing campaigns, press releases, or scientific articles.

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Online Master's in Communications

A master's program in communications teaches students advanced practical rhetorical strategies, as well as social science research skills. An online master's in communications can lead to management and specialist positions in public relations, advertising, marketing, journalism, writing, and editing. Current business managers and supervisors may use the communications management program to improve their skills in leading teams, motivating employees, and communicating with a wider range of clients. To learn more about online master's programs in communications, see our master's overview which includes a list of the best programs.

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Online Doctoral Degrees in Communications

Communications doctoral programs are commonly used to prepare graduates for academic careers and careers in private industry and public service. A doctorate is usually required to land a faculty position in communications at a college or university. Other doctorate graduates choose to become media consultants, corporate managers, or specialists in media policy.

Program Requirements

Applicants generally need an accredited bachelor’s and a master's degree in communications or a related field. Most programs accept applicants from a variety of backgrounds, from humanities to the natural sciences. In addition, prospective doctoral students in communication may need to submit GRE scores, writing samples, and/or a personal statement. Some schools may conduct interviews with students prior to accepting them.

Curriculum

Doctoral degrees in communications require students to take advanced courses in media and communications and to complete a dissertation project in a particular communications area, such as media practice, social communication, global communication, or political economy. These intensive programs take four to five years to complete. The first couple of years of the program are comprised of coursework followed by a qualifying exam; those who pass the exam are invited to begin work on an original research project.

In most communications doctoral programs, students take a common core of classes in foundational communications topics, quantitative analysis, and research methods. The curriculum might include classes in rhetoric and politics, media and culture, new media, and social scientific approaches to communication. These courses and the student’s own research help them devise a dissertation project in a particular area, such as social movements, entertainment and games, or online communities.

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Online Certificates in Communications

Online certificate programs in communications focus on the acquisition of effective communications skills for use in both professional and personal contexts. The knowledge and skills provided by certificate programs promote positive communications and enhance problem-solving skills in a variety of settings. Applicants to undergraduate certificate programs are required to hold a high school diploma. Certificate programs require completion of 10 to 20 credits, which takes three to four months.

The curriculum allows students to develop a broad understanding of communications theory and of the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication. Students are required to take core courses and electives. Coursework will likely include topics such as argumentation, fundamentals of oral communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, media analysis, oral interpretation, persuasion and propaganda, public speaking, and small group communication. Electives may include career communication, family communication, gender communication, leadership communication, and voice and diction.

Verbal and non-verbal communications skills acquired from certificate programs enhance students’ chances of being selected for various jobs. With comprehensive communications skills, students may pursue careers in a broad range of professional contexts, such as advocacy, campaign management, corporate imaging, customer service, documentation, grant writing, motivational speaking, policy analysis, program evaluation, and research. Certificate holders may qualify for positions in fields such as advertising, community development, healthcare, marketing, media, personnel management, public relations, and social science research. Certificate programs can also be helpful for professionals who wish to develop managerial communication skills and advance in their careers.

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The Importance of an Accredited Online Communications Degree

Accreditation is a process by which schools and academic programs volunteer to be evaluated by outside agencies to ensure that they meet established standards. The evaluation procedure involves a careful review of each school or program's curricula, facilities, student resources, and faculty. Legitimate institutional or programmatic accrediting agencies should be recognized by either the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Prospective communications students should look for institutional accreditation by an agency such as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, or programmatic accreditation through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. ACEJMC is recognized by CHEA for accrediting undergraduate and graduate journalism and communications programs. The organization ensures that programs adhere to particular curriculum requirements and that graduates leave their program with a recognizable set of skills.

When students choose a program or institution that is accredited, they can feel confident that they are receiving a high-quality education. Attending an accredited program also helps students meet the eligibility requirements to apply for federal financial aid, and it enables them to transfer their earned credits to other accredited institutions. 

Communications Specialities

Health Communication

Students of health communication study how health-related information is produced and disseminated in order to educate individuals, community groups, institutions, and public policy. For instance, a graduate of a health communications program might be hired to design a health communications strategy for a vulnerable population, create a guide pamphlet on medications for patients, communicate hospital news and field questions for the media, or prepare health policy briefs for legislators. Students who wish to enter this industry often begin by completing a bachelor’s degree program in public relations, communications, public health, or advertising. The health communication specialization is then pursued as either a master of science or as a concentration through a public health degree. Coursework in this focus area typically includes health communication technology, biostatistics, professional health writing, and public healthcare policies.

Journalism & Media

Journalists produce media content to inform the public about current news and events happening on a local, national, or global scale. Journalists may work for newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, television, radio, or social media. They work as reporters, correspondents, broadcast news analysts, television and radio announcers, editors, photographers, and more. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism or communications is generally preferred by employers, and on-the-ground internship or work experience with a media outlet makes for a more competitive candidate. Typical journalism coursework includes journalism ethics, feature writing, copywriting, news reporting, photojournalism, video journalism, business journalism, digital media, and beat journalism.

Public Relations

Public relations (PR) specialists produce media releases to build and sustain a desired public image for the organization or entity they represent. Their clients vary widely and may include large corporations, politician, nonprofits, artists, and more. Public relations responsibilities often include acting as company spokesperson before the media, preparing clients for press conferences and interviews, writing speeches, and managing social media. PR specialists generally hold a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, marketing, or business. Master’s degrees in public relations are also available for professionals who wish to continue their education or further specialize within a field. Important coursework for potential PR specialists includes advertising, speech writing, political campaign strategy, image management, public relations writing, marketing and promotion, and other writing-focused courses.

Speech & Rhetorical Studies

Speech and rhetorical studies programs are available online at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels and train students to employ persuasive strategies towards advocacy, law, social justice, and political professions. Bachelor’s degree students often choose to minor in rhetorical studies or to pursue this specialty as a dual major alongside a related topic such as political science or pre-law. Anyone interested in studying a combination of rhetoric and political science should consider Regent University Online's bachelor's and master's level online degrees specializing in political communication. Typical coursework for speech and rhetoric programs includes public advocacy, writing seminars, theories of rhetoric, language and meaning, rhetoric and social change, speechwriting, and body language. Graduates can go on to become teachers, administrators, corporate educators, lawyers, advertisers, political campaigners, social advocates, consultants, media promoters, and grant-writers.

Strategic & Organizational Communications

Degrees in strategic and organizational communications train students to develop and implement communications strategies that promote an organization’s goals, identity, and mission. Some schools offer the specialization in online format at the bachelor’s degree level, while graduate programs are available online at the master’s level. Specialized coursework typically involves organizational strategy and leadership, strategic storytelling, setting strategic direction, small group communication methods, gender roles in communication, and other courses specific to organization type. Graduates may pursue one of a variety of career paths, including managing corporate inter-departmental communications, devising ways of disseminating information to the public, or volunteering for non-profit organizations. Some representative job titles for graduates of strategic and organizational communications degrees are Community Involvement Director, Corporate Mediator, and Special Events Director. You'll find a wide range of online degree specializations in this area, particularly at Montana State University-Billings, and Liberty University.

Technical Communication

Technical communicators, or technical writers, design communications materials about technical information or products. For example, technical communicators might create instruction manuals, how-to guidebooks, or journal articles, to be used in a range of fields including software development, manufacturing, government, and biomedical technology. Work in this field generally requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications or a technology-related area, and technical experience in computer design, web design, digital media, or engineering can be beneficial. Some schools, such as Southern New Hampshire University Online, offer an online bachelor of science or bachelor of arts in professional writing or technical writing and communication. Coursework for these degree programs typically includes standard communications curriculum as well as a shared set of pre-requisites in math, statistics, and computer programming. Some programs give students the chance to work on real projects for actual clients to keep up with the rapid developments in software and technology.

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