Illinois State University, based in Normal, IL offers a fully funded master’s in Communication. Students will learn diverse theoretical frameworks and research methods appropriate to the advanced study of communication. The dedicated faculty guide students in academic research areas spanning a multitude of interests. Illinois State offers various opportunities to fund graduate education. The assistantship carries a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend of approximately $1,060 for up to four semesters GTAs also receive a waiver for up to 12 credits of summer coursework.