12 months
34000 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication at Northeastern University is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experiential learning opportunities required to succeed in a dynamic field.

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Incorporating the case method, research into the latest communication trends, interactive learning formats, and experiential learning opportunities, this program addresses complex communication challenges—providing students with a distinct advantage in today’s competitive marketplace. 

The curriculum also reflects the transformational impact of social technologies on the communication patterns of employees, customers, investors, and other audiences. Your instructors have "real-world" communication experience in the private and nonprofit sectors—they have practiced what they teach.

The Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication has three components: Core required courses, concentrations, and electives. Core required courses focus on foundational communication skills and knowledge, crafting impactful messages using a wide range of media, and a strategic perspective on the way communication supports organizational performance. 

There are eight concentrations—Social Media and Online Communities, Public Relations, Human Resource Management, Usability/User Experience, Project Management, Leadership, Cross-Cultural Communication, and Leading Communication Strategy and Development—that align with skills in demand in the profession. 

Whether you are a full- or part-time student, on-campus or online, you will apply the knowledge and skills you gain in the program in an unparalleled variety of experiential learning opportunities—the hallmark of a Northeastern University educational experience.

Program Objectives

  • Design a strategic approach to a wide range of communication challenges based on stakeholder analysis and a systematic planning methodology.
  • Craft and deliver messages—with a heavy emphasis on digital media—that can influence the attitudes and behaviors of internal and external audiences in a wide range of organizational scenarios.
  • Measure and assess the impact of communication methods and channels to help achieve organizational performance objectives.
  • Apply key course concepts and communication skills gained through the curriculum to real-world projects.

Career Outlook

According to the Burning Glass Labor Insight database, the value of a graduate degree in organizational communication is very clear: 37% of hiring employers prefer or require candidates for many communication roles to have a graduate degree. Additionally, there are over 345,000 open job listings related to corporate and organizational communications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Communication 
  • Writing Lab 
  • Strategic Communication Management 
  • Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication 
  • Intercultural Communication  
  • Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication 
  • Communication Networks and Managing Information 
  • Organizational Communication Assessment 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program
  • Professional resume
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
English Language Proficiency Proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
  • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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