Best Master's Degrees in Communication in Virginia

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 Virginia | #43 in Communications nationally

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Economic score: 1.09

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: $39,994

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $12,129

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: $33,342

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

Debt to earnings: 0.83

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 Virginia | #51 in Communications nationally

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Economic score: 1.79

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: $35,304

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $13,257

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: $45,832

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

Debt to earnings: 1.30

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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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

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James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia

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Radford University

Radford, Virginia

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia

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

Years

1 year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in comms & media studies is covered by average graduate earnings in 1 year.

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

Salary

$37,534

The median master's degree in comms & media studies graduate earns $37,534 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$28,535

The average annual cost of a master's degree in comms & media studies is $28,535. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.