12 months
774 USD/credit 27864 USD/year
774 USD/credit 27864 USD/year
516 USD/credit 18576 USD/year
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Strategic Communication offered by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania prepares students for successful careers in communications with two specialization tracks.


Strategic Communication offered by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers part-time classes for working professionals, while our full-time schedule can be completed in as few as 14 months. Students can specialize in either our Applied or Research tracks.

Students focus on applying their production and writing skills to internships or their current job. In addition to the internship, the Applied track also requires students to take Advanced Strategic Communication Writing and Production. The Research track involves industry-related research that is perfect preparation for a future doctoral degree. This track requires a thesis and completion of Research Development in Strategic Communication.

Not only do communication professionals with a master's degree typically earn more than those with just a bachelor's degree, but IUP's MS program teaches the skills needed to land a successful job in the industry. As part of a cohort, you'll have the opportunity to network and study with other interested students.

Careers in:

  • Corporate communication
  • Crisis communication
  • Health communication
  • Political communication
  • Corporate training
  • Social media management
  • Public relations
  • Media and broadcasting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Principles of Strategic Comm. 
  • Writing for Strategic Communication 
  • Multimedia Content Development and Production 
  • Elements of Research 
  • Internship

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Indiana

1000 - 1500 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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