College of Communication > Academics > Professional Communication > Graduate Program > Professional Communication (MA) > Degree Requirements
You must complete 12 courses (46 quarter hours) with two in-person or virtual residencies on our Chicago campus. All courses are four quarter hours, unless otherwise noted.
The program is completed as a cohort, and courses are taken in a pre-set sequence each quarter, which allows the student cohort to complete the degree in one year.
*Note the residency runs during the last week of August before the traditional start of Fall quarter classes.