Best Master's Degrees in Communication in Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts | #27 in Communications nationally

Lasell University

Newton, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.71

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: $50,736

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,689

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: $33,637

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

Debt to earnings: 0.66

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 Massachusetts | #50 in Communications nationally

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 1.47

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: $50,740

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,974

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: $70,538

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

Debt to earnings: 1.39

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.

#3 in Massachusetts | #55 in Communications nationally

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 3.41

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: $34,361

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $19,363

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: $75,000

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

Debt to earnings: 2.18

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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Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Regis College

Weston, Massachusetts

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

Years

Under a year

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

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

Salary

$52,722

The median master's degree in comms & media studies graduate earns $52,722 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$27,131

The average annual cost of a master's degree in comms & media studies is $27,131. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.