|Program Coordinator||Jason Wrench, (845) 257-3499, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Program Length||MA can be completed in 2 years if enrolled full-time, but degree must be completed within 7 years.|
|Full-time/Part-time||Full-time or Part-time|
|Capstone||Thesis or Applied Research Project|
The MA in Strategic Communication is a “low residency” program: most coursework can be completed online, but three on-campus weekends per semester give students access to campus resources and opportunities to collaborate with professors and a cohort of peers.
The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication offers conceptual and applied knowledge taught by scholars who study communication dynamics and by practitioners who put this knowledge into practice in industry. Throughout the program, students will develop their skills in identifying, analyzing, and solving communication problems across a wide range of contexts, with particular attention to non-profit organizations and issues of sustainability. Core courses provide students with a foundation of knowledge and tools for communication while electives offer the opportunity to pursue individualized and interdisciplinary plans of study. An approved internship may substitute for one elective course.
Completed application submitted through the Office of Graduate Admissions
One official transcript providing evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Contact information for three references who can provide a professional recommendation written on professional letterhead.
Application for teaching assistantship (optional) -- contact the department for more information.
|Required Courses (69 Credits)|
|CMM500 Strategic Communication||3|
|CMM501 Applied Communication Research Methods||3|
|CMM502 Organizational Writing and Design Across Media||3|
|Capstone: Select one||3|
CMM780 Thesis In Strategic Communication (Capstone Course)
CMM760 Applied Research Project in Strategic Communication (Capstone Course)
|Select seven of the following courses||21|
CMM705 Collaboration, Leadership, and Facilitation
CMM706 Conflict, Mediation, and Negotiation
CMM709 Narrative, Identity and Community
CMM712 Talent Development
CMM716 Talk Technology and Society
CMM720 Environmental Communication, Organizations, and Sustainability
CMM724 Nonprofit Leadership and Communication
CMM726 Organizational Reputation
CMM730 Global Communication
CMM791 Internship in Strategic Communication
|Other Graduate Courses with permission of the Graduate Coordinator||3|
|1 Capstone prerequisite = CMM501 Applied Research Methods|
|2 With permission, CMM780 Thesis (3) may be taken twice, once in lieu of an elective.|
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
Identify 21st-century communication problems in various domains
Understand the impacts of social, cultural, and historical context on communication
Analyze how communication factors shape contemporary issues and problems
Synthesize complex information from both academic and industry research sources
Design, implement, and assess effective solutions for communication problems
Produce proposals for community projects, educational media, or organizational problem solving
Communicate effectively via oral and written communication across a variety of communication contexts and media platforms