Global Strategic Communication

Loyola University Chicago

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1033 USD/credit
1033 USD/credit
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The master’s program in Global Strategic Communication at Loyola University Chicago is a professionally focused, non-thesis, two-year program culminating in a Master of Science degree (MS).


It is designed for Global Strategic Communication professionals at Loyola University Chicago or recent graduates who want to gain a competitive professional edge by enhancing their digital fluency, honing their writing and analytical skills, increasing their business literacy and leadership abilities, and developing a global perspective.

The program is expected to be especially useful for communicators who want to move into leadership positions or to build or advance their careers on the global stage.

Why Strategic Communication?

Communication professionals increasingly work across, rather than in, the traditional silos of public relations, advertising, and digital and social media—a trend likely to grow in strength and importance in the future. Strategic communication synthesizes digital and social media, public relations and advertising to communicate the best messages through the most effective channels to the right audiences to meet communication objectives tied to organizational goals. Strategic communication can thus be a potent tool for change: connecting, educating, motivating and advocating.

Why Global?

As more corporations become multinational, and as issues become worldwide in focus, communication professionals work in an increasingly interconnected world. Communicators need to know how to navigate this environment by understanding the range of stakeholders and creating culturally relevant and sensitive messages and campaigns to engage them. The program offers two-week international study and immersion opportunities in London and Beijing as well as multicultural and multinational cases and perspectives integrated throughout the curriculum. Developing an appreciation of the importance of globalization, entrepreneurship, ethics and technology in today’s business environment is at the heart of the program. The program also emphasizes strategic planning, effective use of digital channels and measurement as drivers of future success

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Global Strategic Communication
  • Organizational Leadership and Change Management
  • Strategic Communication Research Methods
  • Strategic Communication Ethics and Law
  • Communication Content Mining and Analytics
  • Campaign Development
  • Capstone
  • Topics in Global Strategic Communication
  • Writing for Strategic Communication
  • Global and Multicultural Audiences and Stakeholders
  • Corporate Communication
  • Nonprofit Communication
  • Public Affairs and Issues Management
  • Crisis and Risk Communication
  • Business to Business Communication
  • Strategic Communication Internship
  • Communication Content Mining and Analytics
  • Media Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of PurposeTest Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Professional Resume
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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