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Master of Arts in Communication Arts

The Department of Communication at Austin Peay offers an online Master of Arts in Communication Arts with concentrations in:

The program offers professional and fast-track options, so students can complete the program at his or her desired pace, with convenient 8-week terms.  The program offers a diverse array of electives to offer students flexibility for study within the program.  Through the Communication Arts program, students gain the ability to apply theoretical understanding to real world communication and/or theatre challenges.

The M.A. in Communication Arts offers an opportunity to continue or pursue a career in fields such as public relations, marketing, advertising, media management, human resources, strategic planning, training and consultancy, media relations, doctoral studies or non-profit work.  

The Communication Arts program may be completed entirely online and admits for all terms through the APSU Clarksville Campus.

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Admission Requirements

For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each program, please visit the graduate bulletin.  To apply for admission, click here.

To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Dependent upon program and/or visa status, additional graduate admission requirements must be met. Please refer to the Admission Requirements for International Students page on our website for detailed information and forms that may be required. All admission documents must be received and processed before selection committee review.

Regular admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program. 

What do Master of Arts in Communication Graduates do after College?

  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Consultancy
  • Advertising
  • Doctoral Studies or non-profit work
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Media Management 
Ready to take the next step?

Begin the application process now with the link below.