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The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Online MA Strategic Communication


As of fall 2016 the program has 56 graduates representing more than 5 countries, 14 states and 30 cities.

Our alumni came to the program from backgrounds in communications, education, government, business, English and psychology. They are teachers, communication specialists, veterans, entrepreneurs and journalists. Online MA alumni are applying their updated skills in integrated communications, ethics, market research, crisis communications, persuasion, multimedia design, brand and consumer behavior, public relations and digital campaign planning, implementation, metrics and reporting.

“Upon graduation from WSU, I felt confident that I was now armed with the equivalent of two years’ experience in a marketing-related field and could speak to it with knowledge and expertise.” – JoAna M., ’15, Affiliate Relations and Marketing for Cozi TV at NBC Universal Media, LLC


“The program helped me focus and fine-tune the ideas I already had for the nonprofit,” she said. “It reached far beyond traditional communication methods, and taught me how to be a designer, a digital communicator, a researcher, a psychologist—a CEO of my own communication business.” – Hope E. ’15, Worldwide PR Representative of Sandals Resorts International


“WSU’s program offers “excellent, engaged” professors, she said. “I’ve had the flexibility to explore how I can apply the skills and lessons in ways that make sense for me and my career goals.” – Shannon B. ’16, Medicaid Early Learning and Home Visiting Program Manager at Washington State Health Care Authority

Online MA grads at reception 2015 2

Chirina300Chirine ’16

Jacqueline300Jacqueline ’15

Alena300Alena ’16