Online Master of Science in Strategic Communication

Department: Department of Communication
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction with optional synchronous sessions for students who would like to attend in real-time
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 1.5 to 2 years of full-time enrollment (part-time enrollment is also available)
Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone thesis, special project, or comprehensive exam
Credits Required: 33 credits (10-11 courses)
Example Courses: Theories of Human Communication within an Organizational Context; Research Methods in Communication; Persuasive Communication; Campaign Monitoring and Evaluation; Campaign Planning; Communication and Social Change; Public Relations Writing Strategies; Corporate Communication; Intercultural Communication; Advanced Public Relations and Social Media

Application Requirements
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 (students with a GPA between 2.7 and 2.99 may apply for conditional acceptance)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree; resume; personal statement

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$22,605 + fees (in-state); ~$25,311 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $685 per credit (in-state); $767 per credit (non-resident)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states