Master's of Arts in Communication Studies

Your future as transformation seeker starts here.

The graduate program in Communication Studies at Kansas State is for those students who seek transformation. The program aims to improve society through research and teaching; engage constructively with our partners to build healthier relationships, politics and workplaces; and help students develop expertise for people-centered professions, including teaching, coaching and continued advanced studies.

Our research-intensive MA program is distinguished by small seminars in theory, methods, and special topics that cover the critical conversations in Communication Studies; faculty-student research collaboration; and teaching and coaching experience through assistantships.


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Transform Communities

Learn the research, writing, and advocacy skills you need to make positive change wherever you are now and wherever you will go.

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Emerge Prepared

We’re here to help students prepare for whatever’s next, whether that’s advocacy and community engagement or industry professional development.

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Comm for Everyone

New to Communication Studies? No problem! We are a flexible degree program to suit your interests and goals.

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Expert, Innovative Faculty

Work closely with award-winning faculty while teaching, coaching or doing field research.


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“I am so grateful for my advisor and other faculty mentors at K-State who helped me find the right Ph.D. program and connected me with the right people in the discipline when I was a master's student.” — DJ Woo