16 months
2428 USD/credit 65556 USD/year
2428 USD/credit 65556 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Columbia University's Master of Science in Strategic Communication is designed to respond to the urgent need for strategic perspectives, critical thinking, and exceptional communication skills at all levels of the workplace and across all types of organizations.


Taught by distinguished academic faculty and leading practitioners in the field, our offerings provide students with an educational experience that is immediately applicable in the workplace.

Key Features 

  • For early-career communication professionals and career-changers. Students attend courses on Columbia’s New York City campus. 
  • The Strategic Communication program at Columbia University  can be completed in 12 months (three consecutive semesters) or 16 months. (This is the only option for international students requiring a student visa.)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Communication Management
  • Digital Communication Strategy
  • The Compelling Communicator
  • Industry Insider
  • Communication Research and Insights
  • The Reflective Leader

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Your résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (500 words maximum)
  • Supplemental essay (250 words maximum)
  • Video Essay
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test (GRE preferred;GMAT accepted)
  • An Admissions Interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    65556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    65556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 16 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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