Online Master's in Strategic Communication & Innovation

Department: College of Media & Communication
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 whether students take 1, 2 or 3 classes per semester)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Applied research project
Credits Required: 30 credits (9 courses + project)
Example Courses: Seminar in Mass Communication Theory; Research Methods; Strategic Communication Planning & Writing; Media Management, Entrepreneurship & Consulting; Communication in Organizations; Strategic Communication in a Global Environment; Multimedia Story Telling; Advanced Social Media Practice; Production of Digital Media Content; Audience/Data Analysis & Reporting; Interpersonal Communication

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE not required unless GPA below 3.0
Start Dates: Four starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$9,780 + fees (in-state); ~$22,230 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $326 per credit hour (in-state); $741 per credit hour (out-of-state) (tuition equals College of Arts and Science Designated Tuition plus Board Authorized and State Tuition)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states