Online Master of Science in Communication

Online Master of Science in Communication

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  • Finish in as few as 12 months
  • 30 Credits
  • Average time spent/week: 15-20 hours
  • No GRE Required

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Online MS in Communication Overview

In as few as 12 months, the online MS in Communication from Purdue West Lafayette teaches you to craft strategic messaging across organizations that will effectively reach international, national and local audiences.

Housed in the prestigious Brian Lamb School of Communication, with award-winning faculty, the program offers four concentrations or the ability to customize your own concentration focused on industry-specific knowledge.


  • General Track
  • Integrated Communication and Advertising
  • Health Communication
  • Strategic Communication / Public Relations
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Affordable tuition

  • 100% online courses

  • Ranked #5 Top Public Universities in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal

  • Graduate certificate options

MS in Communication Courses

General Track Concentration Track
Core Courses 9 credits 9 credits
Elective Courses 21 credits 9 credits
Concentration Courses 12 credits
Total 30 credits 30 credits

MS in Communication Tuition

Purdue University is committed to providing a world-class education within the reach of all students.

Current Tuition Rates

In State* Out of State*
Cost per Credit $451.20 $751.20
Total Cost of Program $15,600 $24,600

* Annual increases may change the total program cost. Tuition rates subject to change without notice.

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