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The online master’s degree in strategic communication from MU will help you learn to think critically and to develop strategies for communication problems. If you have three or more years of professional experience in a journalism or strategic communication-related field and want to employ evidence-based decision-making to create strategies and tactics that accomplish organizational or client goals, this may be the degree for you.
Official nameMaster of arts in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeMissouri School of Journalism
Delivery modeBlended, one campus visit required
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Job titles some of our graduates hold
- Director of major gifts
- Media relations manager
- Senior proposal coordinator
- Writer, journalist and blogger
Delivery of this program is blended; one on-campus seminar held in the fall is required, but individuals may elect to attend up to three times.
Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.
Course work includes
- Interactive advertising
- Strategic communication planning
- Mass communication
- Media business models
- Public relations
DeliveryBlended, one campus visit required
Typical program length2 or 3 years
Typical course load1 or 2 classes each semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.