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Master’s Degrees in Communication & Journalism (Other)

608 Yearly Graduations
$49,900 Median Salary
$44,316 Median Debt
There are 23 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in other communications. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 21% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 36.5% of other communications graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Other Communications Majors

In 2018-2019, 608 master's degrees were awarded to other communications majors. This makes it the 139th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in other communications at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,002
Master’s Degree 608
Associate’s Degree 71
Basic Certificate 61
Doctor’s Degree 14
Graduate Certificate 14
Undergraduate Certificate 14

Earnings of Other Communications Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in other communications is $49,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $45,850 and the high is $58,825.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in other communications is $44,316. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $51,006 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $29,750.

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The median monthly payment of a other communications graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $516.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in other communications. About 76.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 141
Women 467
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Other Communications

The racial-ethnic distribution of other communications master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 240
International Students 222
Other Races/Ethnicities 28
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Communications Master's Degree Students

There are 23 colleges that offer a master’s degree in other communications. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
202 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for other communications majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 202 people received their master's degree in other communications from Northwestern. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#2

New York University

New York, New York
168 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for other communications majors who are seeking their master's degree is New York University. Roughly 52,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 master's degrees were handed out to other communications majors at NYU. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#3

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
68 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gonzaga University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in other communications. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,672 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 master's degrees were handed out to other communications majors at Gonzaga. About 69% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
44 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Virginia University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in other communications. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,134 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 master's degrees were handed out to other communications majors at WVU. Of these students, 66% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
26 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in other communications. Each year, around 51,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their master's degree in other communications from UMN Twin Cities. About 62% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland
24 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for other communications majors who are seeking their master's degree is Bowie State University. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,647 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,614 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 master's degrees were handed out to other communications majors at Bowie State University. About 67% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for other communications majors who are seeking their master's degree is Fordham University. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,980 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,608 per year.

The other communications program at Fordham University awarded 18 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 61% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

14 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for other communications majors who are seeking their master's degree is Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,186 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 master's degrees were handed out to other communications majors at FDU. About 93% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Denver is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in other communications. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,336 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

The other communications program at University of Denver awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Marywood University

Scranton, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for other communications majors who are seeking their master's degree is Marywood University. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,154 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,888 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 master's degrees were handed out to other communications majors at Marywood. About 43% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, Virginia
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for other communications majors who are seeking their master's degree is Norfolk State University. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,752 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,820 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their master's degree in other communications from Norfolk State. About 71% of this group were women, and 86% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in other communications. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,495 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,760 per year.

The other communications program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock awarded 7 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 57% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon

Santurce, Puerto Rico
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in other communications. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,050 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their master's degree in other communications from Sagrado. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#14

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for other communications majors who are seeking their master's degree is Mississippi College. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,250 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 master's degrees were handed out to other communications majors at MC. About 40% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in other communications. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their master's degree in other communications from GaSou. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

John Carroll University

University Heights, Ohio
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

John Carroll University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in other communications. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,788 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to other communications majors at John Carroll. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to other communications that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 4,417
Public Relations & Advertising 2,249
Journalism 1,550
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 1,492
Publishing 229

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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