The program provides a comprehensive set of graduate courses aimed at working professionals and adult learners who seek to become effective and ethical communicators. Courses are rooted in the foundation of research methods in partnership with courses teaching students best practices and industry standards in contemporary communication strategies and tactics. Students learn how to use advanced media tools, create data-based communication plans and design and deliver integrated promotional campaigns across earned, owned and paid channels.
Professional Core (12 credits)
Strategic Communication Core (15 credits)
Capstone Course (3 credits)
All courses are 100% online and include weekly online instructor office hours, frequent student self-assessment tools & ongoing interaction with other students.
Most students take 2-3 classes each semester across the 10-course curriculum.
Students work closely with both industry professionals and PhD faculty scholars
Students select one, two or three-year tracks but it is recommended they take no less than five semesters to complete the program in order to achieve the best work-home-school balance