Communication Management

University of Southern California

48 months
57256 USD/year
57256 USD/year
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The Master of Communication Management at University of Southern California program teaches concepts and skills relevant to today’s communication professional. 

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At the Communication Management program you will learn how to design and execute effective communication strategies and tactics across a range of settings, such as supporting a corporation in crisis to regain credibility.

University of Southern California Annenberg offers two delivery methods for this degree program:

  • On-Campus. The on-campus Communication Management degree program is designed for recent college graduates and young professionals who want the traditional graduate school experience of attending classes on the USC campus. Courses are offered in the afternoon and evening and can be completed part-time.
  • Online. Our innovative online Communication Management degree is designed for mid-career professionals with several years of work experience. By using the latest online education technologies, you will learn from the same USC Annenberg faculty who teach in the on-campus program and will engage in collaborative projects with professionals from varying communication fields.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Marketing Communication
    • Media & Entertainment Management
    • Health & Social Change Communication
    • International & Intercultural Communication
    • Organizational & Strategic Corporate Communication.

    Key information


    • Part-time
      • 48 months
      • Flexible

    Start dates & application deadlines


    IELTS or TOEFL needed


    32 alternative credits


    On Campus, Online
    • Fully structured
    • No Attendance
    • Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
    GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
    GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

    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).
    6.5 (required)
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    90 (required)
    PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Academic Background
    • Evidence of Professional Promise
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
    • TOEFL or IELTS Scores: If your first language is not English.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      57256 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      57256 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.


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