Best Master's Degrees in Communication in North Carolina

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 North Carolina | #24 in Communications nationally

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.66

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: $41,025

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $9,412

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: $21,962

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

Debt to earnings: 0.54

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 North Carolina | #34 in Communications nationally

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.84

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: $55,078

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,903

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: $47,834

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

Debt to earnings: 0.87

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 North Carolina | #49 in Communications nationally

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Economic score: 1.46

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: $44,115

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,667

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: $58,164

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

Debt to earnings: 1.32

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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High Point University

High Point, North Carolina

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Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

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

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 North Carolina?

Salary

$49,457

The median master's degree in comms & media studies graduate earns $49,457 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$23,438

The average annual cost of a master's degree in comms & media studies is $23,438. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.