The Master of Science degree in the School of Communications is a versatile program that meets the needs of various aspects of professional communication. Individuals in public relations, advertising, journalism, and broadcasting, to name a few, as well as those seeking a degree that will enhance their effectiveness and leadership skills within an organization, find this to be a rewarding and beneficial program.

  • Practical. Provides the skills employers seek when making hiring decisions.
  • Flexibility. Courses are offered at night, which makes the program ideal for working professionals.
  • Convenience. Courses are offered at the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids.


The M.S. in communication admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

The M.S. in communication is 36 credits and when taken part-time can be completed in two to three years.

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Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

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