Communications Innovation

Ithaca College

M.Sc. Online
24 months
868 USD/credit
868 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This 24-month online master’s degree is a selective, executive-style program for communications professionals who have mastered their craft—and now want to design its future. 


The curriculum provides a foundation in media economics, systems modeling, human perception, storytelling, consumer behavior, research methods, product/interface design, global leadership, and relevant legal and ethical issues. The courses are a platform for engaging in problem-based learning, stimulating original ways of thinking, and promoting new connections across nations, technologies, platforms, industries, and constituencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation and Collaboration
  • Emerging Media: Principles and Theories
  • Interaction and Interface Design
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Ethics of the Media
  • Government Regulation of Communications
  • Intellectual Property and Business Contracts
  • Audience Research Tools and Sources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

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

  • Have an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from an international college or university 
  • Have five or more years of professional work experience or equivalent expertise.
  • Complete the Ithaca College application form, and submit a current resume with a nonrefundable application fee.
  • Arrange for two letters of recommendations
  • Arrange for official sealed transcripts from all institutions of higher education
  • Participate in a required interview 
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    868 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 868 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    868 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 868 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Communications Innovation
Ithaca College