Master of Arts in Communication Arts
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Grad student Bonnie Portillo working at Five Star media

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.

Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Robert Baron

Admission Requirements

Required Application Materials

Admission Requirements                

The Communication Arts program may be completed entirely online and admits for spring, summer and fall terms through the APSU main campus. The Department of Communication offers two concentrations in Corporate Communication and Media Management and a specialization in Corporate Communication.  To be admitted, applicants  should meet the following admission requirements:

*Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater or with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited  institution may submit an Entrance Exam Waiver Form, for approval by the department, to waive the GRE requirement.

International Admission Requirements

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.

Admission Status

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