Master of Science in Communication

General

Program Description

Create consistent, strategic, and effective messaging on international, national and local levels that involve key stakeholders from the organization. The degree is housed within the esteemed Brian Lamb School of Communication. It’s led by an award-winning faculty that fosters a new approach to modern communication that considers the integration of technology and humanity.


You can complete the degree in just 10 courses in under 20 months.


To better align with your career interests, the online communication program offers two concentrations.

  1. Strategic Communication/Public Relations: Ideal for aspiring PR professionals, this concentration develops your understanding of the interactions between organizations and audiences with courses that emphasize key public relations concepts.
  2. Integrated Communication & Advertising: Explore the intersection of marketing, advertising, public relations, and corporate communication. This concentration teaches you to develop effective messaging strategies to engage key stakeholders and work across organizational boundaries.

You also have the option to fully customize your degree from a list of approved elective courses.


The online MS in Communication at Purdue University requires 30 credit hours and readies graduates 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
  • Leverage communication to international, national and local audiences
  • Build and manage relationships through social media
Last updated Oct 2018

About the School

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning.

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Read less
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