Strategic communication

Master of arts University of Missouri
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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of arts in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

Missouri School of Journalism

Delivery mode

Blended, one campus visit required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

37

Estimated cost

$32,125.25

*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.

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Career prospects

Job titles some of our graduates hold

  • Director of major gifts
  • Media relations manager
  • Senior proposal coordinator
  • Writer, journalist and blogger
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
4.4%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$62,000
Median salary

Program structure

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

Delivery

Blended, one campus visit required

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2 or 3 years

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Missouri School of Journalism