12 months
820 USD/credit 24600 USD/year
820 USD/credit 24600 USD/year
520 USD/credit 15600 USD/year
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Excel in strategic communication and advance your career. The Master of Science in Communication program from the Purdue University - Online is designed for working professionals.


 It offers four concentrations or the ability to customize your own degree with industry specific knowledge.

The Communication program at Purdue University - Online embodies the values that the Brian Lamb School of Communication was founded on, which include a commitment to openness in communication and public affairs. Inspired by this commitment, the curriculum for the graduate degree in communication was designed to teach students more than the textbook definitions of theory and strategy.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduate Ready To:

  • Apply strategies based on concepts and theories to solve organizational problems
  • Develop brands and images for organizations
  • Communicate with investors and influence decision-making
  • Evaluate and leverage communication to international, national and local audiences
  • Analyze, build and manage relationships through social media
  • Demonstrate mastery of written communication as it relates to media, public relations and advertising
  • Apply ethical principles and decision-making when considering audiences and strategies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Strategic Communication 
  • Seminar in Global Strategic Communication 
  • Seminar in Crisis Communication 
  • Seminar in Communication Research Methods 
  • Strategic Communications and Ethics 
  • Strategic Communication and Social Media 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Experience working in industry
  • An current resume
  • A 500-word (minimum) statement of purpose (See instructions below)
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended, including potential graduate-level transfer credits
  • (3) professional letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your abilities
  • An application fee of $60 ($75 for international students)
  • If you have earned the Accreditation in Public Relations credential, upload a digital copy of your APR certificate in the application portal. You will earn six credits towards the degree with proof of Accreditation in Public Relations credential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 820 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 820 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 520 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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