Online Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication

Department: College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 1 to 3 years depending on how many courses are taken per semester (maximum time to complete the program is 5 years)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone course with strategic communication project
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Persuasion Techniques for Working Professionals; Strategic Message Development; Professional Communication Ethics; Evaluation Techniques for Working Professionals; Digital Media Strategies; Crisis Communication; Organizational Communication for Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.25 (students with a GPA lower than 3.25 in last two years of undergraduate degree may still be considered for admission based on professional experience)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Work Experience: At least three years of work experience in communications preferred
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$21,814 + fees (in-state); ~$42,844 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $726.50 per credit hour (in-state); $1427.50 per credit hour (out-of-state)

State Authorizations: Program does not accept students from Kentucky