Join an online program that teaches students how to apply communication strategies in professional settings

Communication is one of the most in-demand skill sets regardless of industry or occupation. In our online graduate program, students will learn theoretical and practical communication theory which can be applied to virtually any workplace. This master’s degree will also prepare students for the rigor of a doctoral communication program.

Who Is the Online Master’s Degree in Communication Designed For?

The Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Communication is a graduate degree program designed for individuals who see a career path in nonprofit, higher education, health care and digital media.

Among hiring managers, communication management consistently ranks as integral for the workplace. Conflict management, interpersonal communication, public speaking, effective communication and team collaboration are just a few of the skills students will learn and apply to various communication fields including but not limited to:

  • Organizational communication
  • Political communication
  • Crisis communication
  • Mass communication
  • Corporate communication
  • Digital communication
  • Strategic communication
  • Media studies
  • Market research


Communication graduates from UAF work in industries and careers such as human resources, training & development, relationship management, science & environmental education, health communication, sustainability or policy development, public relations, media relations, social media marketing, advocacy and sports management.

Why Earn Your Online Master’s Degree in Communication at UAF?

  • Students are able to study full-time or part-time and complete coursework via online or on campus formats.
  • Students have the option to complete a capstone project in lieu of a traditional thesis.
  • Experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) and coach in the UAF Communication Center.
  • Opportunities to build teaching and mentoring portfolios and get tuition assistance.
  • Master’s communication degree is designed to provide students with flexibility to reduce barriers to pursuing their education.
  • A unique environment for partnering with historically excluded communities to challenge colonist practices and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Unprecedented access for scholars and practitioners to study science and environmental communication in a sub-arctic environment.

Degree Type

  • Graduate Degree


  • Online

Accredited by

  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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Siham AlKurdi

Studying from a distance–a very long distance–I thought it would be very, very challenging but the support is amazing and it didn’t take me long to get used to it and feel like I’m part of it.

Siham AlKurdi

Brand Manager in Amman, Jordan

Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.