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Online Master's Degree in Strategic Communication

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Online Master's Degree in Strategic Communication

  

Most Affordable Online ProgramThe Online Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication serves current and aspiring communication professionals by combining the rigorous standards of a University of Iowa education with the convenience of online accessibility.  At $1,758 per course, we offer one of the most affordable, advanced degrees of its kind.

The professional curriculum in this program prepares the student with concepts and skills to support a variety of careers in professional communication, including crisis communication, event planning, health communication, political campaign development, public affairs communication, social media-based communication, and strategic communication campaign development and writing.

The program’s foundational courses emphasize core professional principles, while giving students the option to focus on specific career aspirations through elective courses. Students may enroll in electives from within the program or across the university, depending on the courses’ level (minimum 3000) and availability. This degree program culminates in a capstone project in lieu of a thesis, which serves as a bridge to the professional world.

Note: most courses meet on-line once a week in the early evening. Some major courses and outside electives also schedule classroom sessions for those who live in the Iowa City or Des Moines areas.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester—July 15 (No GRE Required)
  • Spring semester—December 1 (No GRE Required)
  • Summer semester—April 15 (No GRE Required)

 

Required Courses

 

 

Foundations
Foundations of Strategic CommunicationSpring, Fall
Writing
Strategic Communication WritingSpring, Fall
Digital
Digital Strategic CommunicationSpring, Fall
Research
Strategic Communication ResearchSpring, Fall
Capstone
Capstone Project in Strategic CommunicationSpring, Summer

 

 

Choose Five Electives

 

 

Copywriting
spring
Strategic
Internal
Communication
Risk
Communication

 
Fall
Strategic
Global
Communication
Fall

 

 

Topics In
Strategic
Communication
Spring, Fall, Summer
Strategic
Communication
Externship
Spring, Fall, Summer
Strategic
Healthcare
Communication
Fall
Strategic
Political
Communication
Fall

 

 

Popular Outside Electives

Social Media Marketing, Nonprofit Organizational effectiveness 1 and 2, Advanced Business Planning, Managerial Finance, Introduction to Grant Writing, Project Management, Foundations of Event Management, Home/School Community Partnerships, Communication and PR in sports, The Politics of International Economics, Positive Psychology, Foundations of Leadership

 

*Student may take up to two courses outside of the available MA-SC electives


Contact information:

Rachelle Biderman
Director, Master’s in Strategic Communication
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
E320 Adler Journalism Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
rachelle-biderman@uiowa.edu
319-335-3341
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