School of Arts and Sciences, Center for Innovative Learning
The Master of Strategic Communication (MSC) program is a fast-paced, intensive degree that allows you to work with real clients on strategic communication problems and projects. As an online, competency-based program, you have a lot of flexibility. You only have to meet on campus once per semester, so you can pursue your degree while maintaining a full-time job. And the MSC program is structured around project sequences, which means you’ll spend your time working with professional clients rather than sitting in class. You’ll collaborate with other students in your cohort, developing projects like integrated marketing communications plans, branding strategies, training programs, organizational strategy recommendation reports, and crisis communication evaluations. And your faculty mentors and performance coaches will be there to guide you throughout the process.
Who It's For
The MSC program is ideal for dedicated and self-directed learners who want to improve their strategic communication skills. While most of our students have professional experience and have worked beyond their bachelor’s degree, it’s not required. To ensure your success in the program, you’ll need to be organized, focused, and motivated. And because you’ll be working in groups, you’ll need to be a team player.
- Our program is flexible and customizable, so you can study what you’re passionate about without disrupting your schedule.
- Your cohort will take an all-inclusive international trip where you’ll put your skills into practice. Past cohorts have traveled to Peru and South Africa.
- Graduates of our program make an average pay increase of $8,600.
- You’ll receive textbooks, software licenses, and high performance coaching at no additional cost.
How Long It Takes
The MSC program is five semesters, completed over 18 months.