Master of Science in Communication

Purdue University Online

Program Description

Master of Science in Communication

Purdue University Online

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
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Purdue University Online

Last updated October 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
May 2019
Duration
Duration
20 months
Part time
Price
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Locations
USA - West Lafayette, Indiana
Start date : Jan. 2019
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End date Aug. 31, 2020
Start date : May 2019
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End date Dec. 31, 2020
Start date : Aug. 2019
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End date Mar. 31, 2021
Dates
Jan. 2019
USA - West Lafayette, Indiana
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End date Aug. 31, 2020
May 2019
USA - West Lafayette, Indiana
Application deadline Request Info
End date Dec. 31, 2020
Aug. 2019
USA - West Lafayette, Indiana
Application deadline Request Info
End date Mar. 31, 2021