M.A. Online

Strategic Communication (Online)

American University Washington DC

20 months
21744 USD/year
21744 USD/year
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Strategic Communication (Online) from American University Washington DC prepares you to pivot your messaging and market strategies amid rapidly changing environments and trends. With foundational knowledge in strategy and the platforms available to today's media, you'll optimize messaging for every circumstance.


Strategic Communication (Online) from American University Washington DC brings this dynamic learning opportunity to you—wherever you live—in a format that works with your schedule. It teaches you the specific skills and strategies you need to stand out in a noisy marketplace.


Graduating students with a master's degree from American University's School of Communication are highly employable. More than 95 percent report being employed after six months at companies as diverse as:

  • Discovery Communication
  • NPR
  • Fox News
  • Edelman
  • Ogilvy
  • Microsoft
  • Reuters
  • U.S. Department of State

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Strategic Communication
  • Writing for Strategic Communication
  • Research for Strategic Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Strategic Communication Capstone
  • Ethics in Strategic Communication
  • Social Marketing for Social Impact
  • Grassroots Digital Advocacy
  • Social Media Strategies and Tactics
  • Political Communication
  • Digital Strategic Communication Analytics & Certifications
  • Strategic Communication Practicum
  • International Strategic Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Priority Deadline for summer March 15th
  • Priority Deadline for fall July 15th


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A statement of purpose
  • A completed application
  • $55 application fee
  • Current resume/CV
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions from which you earned credit
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Degree requirements for the online MA in Strategic Communication include a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work is recommended.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10872 USD per semester during 20 months.
  • National

    21744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10872 USD per semester during 20 months.
  •  $1583/credit Summer 
  • $1812/credit Fall and Spring


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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