Best Master's Degrees in Communication in Indiana

A master’s in communication and media can translate to a variety of professional settings including business, marketing, public relations, government, and law. 

Three years after completing their degree, communications master’s graduates earn a weighted average salary of $53,921. Our rankings of communications graduate programs cover 71 of the 192 programs available, accounting for 62% of total conferrals. 

We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data. For more information on how we determine the best communication programs, please visit our methodology page.

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#1 in Indiana | #8 in Communications nationally

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Economic score: 0.40

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $69,334

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,169

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $30,734

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.44

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Indiana | #18 in Communications nationally

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

Economic score: 0.56

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $40,467

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $17,767

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $15,749

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.39

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Purdue University Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, Indiana

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Indiana University, Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana

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Indiana University, Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana

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Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, Indiana

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How long does it take to pay down debt in comms & media studies in Indiana?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in comms & media studies is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in comms & media studies earn in Indiana?

Salary

$69,334

The median master's degree in comms & media studies graduate earns $69,334 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in comms & media studies cost in Indiana?

Net cost

$13,377

The average annual cost of a master's degree in comms & media studies is $13,377. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.