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Strategic Communications, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Arts in Strategic Communications prepares students to assume professional positions in organizations that must meet the challenges of operating in an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment. 

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Produce multi-public, multi-channel communication campaign planning documents.
  • Manage communication campaigns by producing budgets, task lists, and schedules.
  • Apply formative research to develop communication campaigns and messages.
  • Create persuasive campaigns that meet professional ethical standards.
  • Evaluate communication campaigns by conducting summative research.
  • Deliver professional communication presentations online.
  • Demonstrate leadership and collaborative skills by participating in group tasks and presentations as leader and team member.

Programme Structure

Core Requisite(s):

  • Comm in Global Environment
  • Integrated Marketing Comm
  • Research Methods
  • Crisis Communications
  • Campaign & Program Management
  • Campaign & Program Evaluation
  • Persuasion
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Capstone Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 quarter units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To receive a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications, students must complete at least 45 quarter units of graduate work, of which a minimum of 40.5 quarter units must be taken in residence at National University. Students can transfer up to 4.5 quarter units at the graduate level from a regionally accredited institution in the areas of communication or business, provided the units have not been used to satisfy the requirements of an awarded degree. Students wishing to transfer credits into the program should contact the program faculty advisor. Refer to the section in the graduate admission requirements for additional specific information regarding application and matriculation.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    416 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    416 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Cost per Quarter Unit - $416

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