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Online Master of Science in Communication

Excel in Communication and Advance Your Career
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Transforming Perspectives. Shaping the Narrative.

Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Communication program is designed for working professionals and taught by award-winning industry experts. Customize your degree with industry-specific knowledge by choosing from four concentrations. Learn from faculty with years of industry experience so you can develop effective strategic communication plans in local, national, and international business contexts.  

Take your first step today toward an exciting communication career.
Learn more today and unlock a world of possibilities.

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Gain Practical Knowledge and Apply it in the Real World 

With a master’s in communication, empower yourself to amplify your branding and messaging strategies across platforms with deeper critical-thinking and strategic-communication skills, and learn how to pivot your strategies in an ever-changing marketplace.

Courses are taught by industry-experienced experts and cover topics in business, marketing, politics, organizational communication and public relations. Learn about the tools and platforms that define today’s media and communication environment and set yourself apart from competitors through mastering skills that employers care about.


  • Apply strategies based on concepts and theories to solve organizational problems
  • Develop brands and images for organizations
  • Communicate with management and influence decision-making
  • Evaluate and leverage communication to international, national and local audiences
  • Analyze, build and manage relationships through social media
  • Demonstrate mastery of written communication as it relates to media, public relations and advertising
  • Apply ethical principles and decision-making when considering audiences and strategies
Learning Objectives
Graduate Certificates

Students can transfer their credits from the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management or from the Graduate Certificate in Communication and Leadership to the Master of Science in Communication.