Online MS in Communication: Courses and Curriculum

The selected coursework ensures you achieve a heightened understanding of communication and the tools needed to leverage effective messaging across any medium.

Students who wish to customize a learning track to meet their career goals with the 30 credit hour MS in Communication take three core courses and choose seven elective courses. If you opt to study a concentration, you’ll take three core courses, three concentration courses, and select four elective courses. Courses cannot be counted twice.

 

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If you do not select a concentration, the degree plan of study is as below:

A breakdown of the distribution of courses s.

Plan of Study by Area

Credits

Core 9
Electives 21
Total
30

 

If you select a concentration, the degree plan of study is as below:

 between electives, concentration courses, 

Plan of Study by Area

Credits

Core 9
Electives 12
Concentration 9
Total
30

 

Below is a sample student plan of study. 

Sample Plan of Study

Area

Course

Course Title

Credits

Core COM 60111 Seminar in Strategic Communication 3
Core COM 60411 Seminar in Communication Research Media 3
Core COM 61011 Strategic Communications and Ethics 3
Elective COM 60911 Strategic Public Relations 3
Elective COM 64400 Strategic Personal Branding 3
Elective COM 64600 Strategic Corporate Branding 3
Elective COM 60811 Leadership and Global Strategic Communication 3
Integrated Communication and Advertising Concentration COM 64011 Seminar in Advertising 3
Integrated Communication and Advertising Concentration COM 64100 Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communication 3
Integrated Communication and Advertising Concentration COM 62111 Strategic Communication and Social Media 3

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