Estimated Tuition

The estimated cost of the Master of Arts in Professional Communication program is $1,660 per unit for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students typically take an average of 16 units in the first academic year and 16 units in the second academic year. A total of 32 units are required for the degree. Program fees are subject to adjustment annually, and the number of required units may vary based on enrollment status. Please contact David Ryan (, academic and administrative director, to discuss the specifics of the program.


Our program offers a limited number of scholarships to new students. These program scholarships are merit-based, vary in amount, and cover part of tuition costs. All applicants, both U.S. and international students, are considered for these scholarships during the admission decision process; a separate application is not required. If a scholarship is awarded, it will be indicated in the admission letter.

Double Dons Scholarship

USF Alumni and current students can be awarded the USF Double Dons Scholarship upon admission. The scholarship covers 20% of the program tuition, and may not be stacked with other USF scholarship awards. Exceptions may apply.

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The Dean's Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship grants recipients compensation for research and for conference travel. Additional benefits include the Dean's Scholar kickoff and reception, connection with other Dean's Scholars and with leaders across the college, and the chance to serve as program representatives to USF donors and Development initiatives.

To be considered for the $15,000 Dean's Scholarship towards their first year of tuition, students must apply by the program's priority deadline.

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Edgar Ibarra Gutierrez

Edgar Ibarra Gutierrez

Professional Communication ‘25

Receiving the Dean’s Scholarship has allowed me to start my graduate studies stress-free with the opportunity to enjoy the learning experience and relationship-building that will happen during my time at USF."

Edgar Ibarra Gutierrez

Professional Communication ‘25