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Program in Communication Studies


Arizona State University at the Tempe campus / Program in Communication Studies is located in Phoenix, AZ, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (if GPA less than 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate study)
Thesis, applied project or written comprehensive exam; interactive Program of Study (iPOS) submitted before completing 50 percent of required credit hours



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE (if GPA less than 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate study)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent in last 2 years of work leading to bachelor's degree, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, writing sample of scholarly work or example of professional activities

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans


Focus of faculty research: Organizational, applied, and environmental communication; intergenerational family communication and its connectedness to wellness; communication in personal and work relationships; popular culture; technology and culture; cultural dimensions of new mobile communication and computing technologies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ  85069-7100
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Kassing
Email: jkassing@asu.edu
Phone: 602-543-6631
Fax: 602-543-6612