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M.Sc. On Campus Blended

Communication Studies

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

24 months
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774 USD/credit 11610 USD/year
774 USD/credit 11610 USD/year
516 USD/credit 7740 USD/year
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About

The MSc in Communication Studies program offered by the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania blends an integrated curriculum covering public relations, journalism, digital media and strategic communication. 

Overview

This program introduces you to different theoretical and methodological approaches to studying communication, and showcases multiple avenues of telling great stories to attract target audiences.

What Will I Learn?

In the MSc in Communication Studies program offered by the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania you will learn:

  • The skills needed to be a successful strategic communication professional in an increasingly digital and diverse world
  • Skills in digital media content creation, production, and distribution, including web publishing and social media
  • Research and project management skills

The core courses provide training in the theory and practice of strategic public relations and digital media. You will conduct and analyze communication research and complete a professional project on behalf of a real-world client.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass communication writing
  • Web publishing
  • Communications research and analysis
  • Theory
  • Ethics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA. An above average score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or significant communications work experience may be considered if your GPA is lower than 2.75.

Please do the following in addition to submitting your application:

  • Email a professional resume as a PDF or Word document 
  • Complete the Communication Reference Form link in your Ship Admissions portal.
  • Submit a 500-word statement of purpose through the Program Statement or Questionnaire link in your Ship Admission portal.

If your bachelor's degree is not in a communication-related field you may have a number of undergraduate courses to take in addition to the master's degree requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Shippensburg

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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