12 months
1866 USD/credit 55980 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 55980 USD/year
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Strategic Communication from American University Washington DC teaches the skills you need to advance  your career and make a mark as a strategic communicator in a variety of settings, including corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.  


Strategic Communication from American University Washington DC offers you the cutting-edge tools and insights you need to develop and implement strategic communication campaigns. Our diverse, dynamic faculty of accomplished experts teach you how to create a strategy to address any communication challenge. You’ll learn how to use information in creative and innovative ways so you can make the impact you want in the world and your career.

Students at Strategic Communication from American University Washington DC will:

  • gain strategic tools and insights
  • grasp a communication challenge and create a strategy to address it; 
  • target an audience;
  • create a compelling message;
  • write persuasively; 
  • advocate in a changing digital media world

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advocacy & Social Impact
  • Digital Communication Strategies & Analytics
  • Corporate Communication & Reputation Management
  • International Strategic Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

SOC operates on a rolling admissions basis for Masters programs.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
  • Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    55980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 12 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


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