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Strategic Communication

The University of Iowa

M.A.
24 months
Duration
31232 USD/year
31232 USD/year
9266 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The MA in Strategic Communication is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA is offered without thesis only at The University of Iowa.

Overview

The Master of Arts program in Strategic Communication, offered by The University of Iowa, requires a minimum of 31 s.h. of graduate credit. Courses for the program are offered online.The curriculum consists of core courses, electives, and a capstone project in place of a thesis. In most courses, students are encouraged to introduce case studies and projects from their workplace.

The M.A. with a major in strategic communication requires the following course work.

Career Development

  • The strategic communication program is designed for professionals in a wide variety of areas, such as corporate and organizational communication, public relations, integrated marketing communication, advertising, political and public affairs communication, health communication, event management, risk communication, and professional writing. 
  • The program focuses on the skills, knowledge, and experience that working professionals need, including the ability to anticipate and meet the challenges of radical change in the media landscape.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Strategic Communications Research
  • Digital Strategic Communication
  • Foundations of Strategic Communication
  • Strategic Communication Writing
  • Capstone Project in Strategic Communication
  • Topics in Strategic Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A statement of purpose that explains how the degree advances your career goals
  • An up-to-date CV or résumé
  • Recommendations: As explained below, your application will include three letters of recommendations. These letters should come from individuals who can speak to your skills and capacities as a professional communicator, and to your potential for advancement in this field.
  • Students are asked to submit two writing samples. Respond to two of the three following prompts. Each response should be a maximum of 200 words.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31232 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    31232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31232 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9266 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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