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Online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication

Make an Impact in a Rapidly Changing Media Landscape

Drive action with a definitive voice and set yourself apart from your peers with communication skills gained from practicing experts based in the nation’s PR and media capital with an online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication (MASC) from American University. The program can help you propel your career in any field through foundational theories of effective communication and practical application used in today’s changing media landscape.
 

You will learn from accomplished faculty to connect creatively and strategically with audiences through targeted campaigns across the media scene. The strategic communication master’s program is based on a theory-driven curriculum that promotes hands-on learning.

Why American University’s Master of Strategic Communication?

  • Longest standing program of its kind in the D.C. area
  • #3 Best School for Public Relations (College Magazine)
  • Top 5 – Named a top five PR program finalist by PRWeek for 2017
  • About 95% of American University’s MA in Strategic Communication graduates are employed or continuing education within six months of graduation.
    • Graduates have worked for: NPR, Fox News, Edelman, Microsoft, Reuters, U.S. Dept. of State
  • Learn from a diverse, dynamic faculty of accomplished writers, documentarians, correspondents, PR experts, politicians, and social change advocates
  • Scholarships available for eligible students
  • Online, full time, or part time options available

Deciding between an online and on-campus program?

Comparison of On-Campus and Online Programs

Which Program is Right for You?

  On-Campus Online
Credits required 30 30
Time to complete 12 months 20 months
Course frequency Full-time: Four 3-credit courses per 16-week semester (Two courses in the summer). One 3-credit course every 8 weeks/ two courses per 16-week semester.
Class start dates Late August/Early September Late August, Early January, Early May
Admissions deadlines Feb. 1 (For priority and award consideration) June 1 for late admissions Up to start of each class (October 15, March 15, and June 15 for scholarship consideration)
Class times Fixed per academic schedule Flexible per your schedule (asynchronous)
Financial Awards Up to $15,000 (scholarship, tuition remission, graduate assistant) Up to $10,000 (scholarship only)
Concentrations
  • Advocacy & Social Impact
  • Corporate Communication & Reputation Management
  • Digital Strategies & Analytics
  • Advocacy & Social Impact
Electives

Take up to two on-campus courses in SOC or other schools
Take up to two online courses

Take up to two on-campus courses in SOC or other schools
Career Development

Access to AU Career Services
Alumni mentorship

Access to AU Career Services
Alumni mentorship

AU Library Access to library and online resources Access to library and online resources
Student Services Access to Writing Center Access to Writing Center
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