Online Master of Arts in Strategic Communications

Department: College of Letters and Sciences
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction, although students may attend live weekly online seminars if they want, these sessions are recorded for students who cannot attend in real-time
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 10-12 months

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone project (digital, web-based portfolio)
Credits Required: 45 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Communication in Global Environment; Integrated Marketing Communications; Crisis Communications; Campaign & Program Management; Persuasion; Legal and Ethical Issues

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5 (or 2.75 in last 90 quarter units)
Testing Requirements: GRE not required if GPA greater than 2.5 (students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 must submit satisfactory scores on either the GRE, GMAT or MAT for probationary acceptance)
Start Dates: 12 starts per year (one per month)

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$18,720 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $416 cost per unit

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states