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Strategic Communication, M.A.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

August 28, 2017

Cost per credit hour

$453*

Credit hours

34

Achieving excellent communication skills isn't one-dimensional. That's why our faculty has developed the master's program with three tracks. Each track is specifically designed to focus on the needs of today's communication platforms and tactics.

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What you will study: 

Our flexible curriculum gives students the opportunity to select one of three tracks in the 34-credit program:

Integrated Media and Social Networks - Designed to provide students with an opportunity to examine media and the impact of social networks while also providing hands on experience in analyzing and solving the media challenges facing today’s organizations.

Health Communication - Designed to explore topics that influence public and personal health. These topics include patient-provider relationships, developing health campaigns, medical ethics, health literacy and implementing health campaign strategies at micro and macro social levels.

Organizational Communication - Designed to investigate how communication functions, message design, flow and structure contribute to organizational effectiveness. The track will examine how to enhance communication performance through understanding leadership, management styles, ethics and training.

  • COM 500 - Introduction to Strategic Communication, credit: 3
  • COM 501 - Applied Communicaton Theory, credit: 3
  • COM 503 - Applied Research Methods, credit: 3
  • COM 508 - Global Media Literacy, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

Strategic Communication prepares graduates to develop innovative solutions through synthesizing knowledge, experience, information management and community resources. Graduates develop a signature approach to creating success!
Dr. Katherine S. Thweatt, Graduate Director & Associate Professor

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Learning outcomes: 

Graduates of our program will gain heightened knowledge and a sharpened skill set in producing effective and appropriate messages. Graduates will be able to create change, solve problems, influence others, highlight important issues within specific environments or strategically communicate with individuals within all levels of an organization.


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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
GRE scores (if GPA is lower than 3.0)
Purpose statement
Resume
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee