Strategic Communications, Master | Part time online | Pennsylvania State University | United States
12 months
1007 USD/credit 30210 USD/year
1007 USD/credit 30210 USD/year
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Leverage your professional experience with an online Strategic Communications graduate degree program at Pennsylvania State University focused on advanced strategies and tactics in conveying information across digital media. 


The online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Strategic Communications at Pennsylvania State University explores the importance of messaging. In this 30-credit degree program, you will learn the methods and practices used to conduct effective research in examining practical and theoretical questions in strategic communications. Courses highlight the collection, analysis, and utilization of digital media audience data in this degree designed with the future of communications in mind. In addition, the MPS in Strategic Communications program allows customization through elective courses. Electives give you the opportunity to dive deep into leadership, digital analytics, social media, communications law, and more, so you can specialize your skill set for your career path.

The ability to research, develop, implement, and ultimately analyze your campaigns can impact strategic decisions and improve communication performance. This master's degree touches on subject matter important to 21st century communication leaders, such as:

  • Research Methods
  • Campaign Development
  • Content Implementation
  • Media Analytics
  • Leadership and Law


As a graduate of the online MPS in Strategic Communications program, the skills of creating, executing, and evaluating communication strategies can make you a valuable asset in media outlets, business, government, education, and nonprofit organizations. The positions for which you may be qualified include:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Content Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reaching Multicultural Populations with Strategic Communications
  • Advanced Digital Media Analytics
  • Ethics and Decision Making in Strategic Communications
  • Digital Media Analytics
  • Strategic Communications Industry
  • Strategic Communications: Theory and Implementation
  • Strategic Communications Law
  • Strategic Communications Campaigns
  • Social Media Communications

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • English Proficiency
  • References (3)
  • Résumé — Upload your résumé to the online application.
  • Statement of Purpose — Two to three pages explaining your interest and/or background in strategic communications, and how this degree fits into your career plans.
  • Writing Sample — An academic or professional work demonstrating your analytical and writing abilities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 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.

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