Program Overview

Graduate Overview

The Master of Arts requires 33 credit hours with a 3.0 (B) grade point average or better, plus the completion of a thesis or written comprehensive exam. Students writing a thesis complete 9 courses and enroll for 6 thesis credits, as they conduct their research. Students choosing the comprehensive exam complete 11 courses and write the exam.

Our graduate classes typically have 10 to 20 students, just the right size for dynamic class discussions and active learning through projects and presentations. They also are sized right for close relationships between faculty and students. Faculty can get to know you and offer more personal and individualized instruction. Conveniently scheduled in the evenings, our classes have a rich mixture of traditional full-time graduate students and working professionals taking a class or two each term. Our students come from a broad range of backgrounds.

Graduate Overview

Our tuition ratesOpen link in a new window are very competitive with other public and private institutions in the region. We also offer financial assistance to some of our students through teaching internships.

We also offer the Accelerated Master of Arts in Communication, a program in which a University of Hartford student completes both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication in five years. The program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and who know in their junior year that they wish to pursue a Master’s degree.

For more information about our graduate programs, contact Dr. Branislav Kovacic, Graduate Director, at or by phone at (860) 768-4631. Correspondence can also be sent to

Graduate Program Director
School of Communication
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

You can also contact the Center for Graduate and Adult Academic Services at or by phone at (860) 768-4371.

Information about the program can be sent to you by filling out a short formOpen link in a new window.

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