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Graduate Program

Become an expert in professional communication practices, media studies and social media.

Master of Arts in Communication

Communication as a skill is highly valued by employers and often found lacking in applicants. With a Master of Arts in Communication from La Roche University, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to meet a growing demand for graduate-level communications and media professionals.

The degree also positions graduates for career mobility, with market research showing that professionals who hold an M.A. in Communication earn an estimated $15,000 more than those with a bachelor’s degree alone.

Graduates of the program are prepared to:

  • Evaluate current and emerging scholarship in communications, media studies and social media
  • Design and implement studies that put communication theory in to practice in professional settings
  • Weigh contemporary ethical issues in communication and social media
  • Produce communication strategies through the application of research methods into communication practices in various settings
  • Investigate media through the application of contemporary interpretive methods 

Accelerated Format 

Designed to accommodate working professionals, the program offers accelerated online and evening courses. Students may choose to complete the program within one year or two.

Five eight-week terms are required to complete the program in one year: two in fall, two in spring and one in the summer. 

Spring enrollees will require an additional semester to complete coursework. Students who choose the two-year option will complete one course in each five-week term.


  • Organizational Communication
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Digital Communication
  • Media Theory
  • Communication Ethics
  • Conflict Management
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Strategic Communication
  • Social Media Theory
  • Communication & Social Change
  • Practicum 

Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in any undergraduate program.
  • Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better is preferred. Applicants with less than a 3.0 who show extreme promise through other achievements, such as work experience, will be reviewed for admission with permission from the program chair.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.*
  • A completed application (will be kept on file for two years).
  • Two letters of recommendation/reference.
  • Statement of purpose of academic and professional interests.
  • Current resume.
  • Completed and signed application.

*Note: Official transcripts are transcripts received by La Roche University in a sealed, unopened envelope from the school in question. 

Students whose official transcripts are not in English must submit translated transcripts. If this applies to you, please ask your university to provide two original transcripts. 

The first set of transcripts must remain in a sealed envelope, and the second set should be sent to an official translation agency for translation.

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