Master’s in Strategic Communication

Insights with Relevance. Comms with Conscience.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Strategic Communication offers a rigorous yet flexible curriculum through a merger of theory and practice in a connected community of students and faculty. You’ll learn real-time application of a broad range of communication skills and prepare to advance within your current organization or transition into a new career path.

  • Apply concepts and best practices to lead communication strategy on multiple media platforms aimed at diverse audiences.

  • Design and analyze research methods to drive informed communication strategy and address organizational goals.

  • Utilize real-world case studies and simulations to learn how to strategize, plan, execute, and evaluate ethical and effective strategic communication.

  • Complete a comprehensive capstone experience and tackle real-world communication challenges that an organization is facing.

Quick Facts

Next Start Date: January 10, 2022

OVERVIEW - Master’s Program

  • 30 Credit Hours
  • 10 Courses
  • 100% Online


The MS in Strategic Communication features a flexible online model where students take one seven-week course at a time.


From public relations and advertising to research methods and strategic communication, our esteemed faculty bring invaluable knowledge and experience to the classroom. Get to know our faculty and learn about their strategic communication experience across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, technology, non-profit, government, politics, legal, and environmental.

Dr. Rose Campbell

Professor, Department of Strategic Communication

Dr. Abbey Levenshus

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Strategic Communication, Department of Strategic Communication

Rob Norris

Lecturer, Department of Strategic Communication

Armando Pellerano

Lecturer, Department of Strategic Communication

Dr. Mark Rademacher

Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Strategic Communication

Amanda Stevenson-Holmes

Lecturer, Department of Strategic Communication

Dr. Kevin Wang

Affiliate Faculty, Department of Strategic Communication



Per Credit:
30 Credits - Master’s degree


Application Fee


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* Tuition is subject to change each academic year.

Career Outlook

Below are just some of the career paths that could be available to graduates of the Master's in Strategic Communication program:

Job TitleEmployed (2020)Median Income (2020)
Public Relation Specialists266,508 $62,803
Fundraisers104,224 $59,634
Editors98,845 $60,486
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers90,702 $118,332
Advertising and Promotions Managers22,804 $126,235
Media and Communication Workers24,309 $49,852
Social and Community Service Managers171,317 $69,099

Source: Emsi Labor Market Data and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2020

Important Dates

Early Decision DeadlineOctober 11, 2021
Priority DeadlineNovember 8, 2021
Final Submit DeadlineDecember 6, 2021
First Day of ClassesJanuary 10, 2022
Early Decision DeadlineJanuary 31, 2022
Priority DeadlineFebruary 28, 2022
Final Submit DeadlineMarch 28, 2022
First Day of ClassesMay 9, 2022
Early Decision DeadlineMay 30, 2022
Priority DeadlineJune 27, 2022
Final Submit DeadlineJuly 25, 2022
First Day of ClassesAugust 24, 2022