Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership Degree Requirements

Strategic Leadership Core (12 hours)

  • COMM 501 Foundations of Leadership: Theories & Visionaries (3)
  • COMM 524 Organizational Communication (3)
  • COMM 525 Professional and Organizational Ethics (Case-based ) (3)
  • COMM 520 Evidence-Based Leadership to the list (3)

Strategic Communication Core (9 credits)

  • COMM 502 Foundations of Strategic Communication: Theories and Applications (3)
  • COMM 503 Strategic Communication Best Practices (Study of models & systems) (3)
  • COMM 685 Strategic Communication Capstone (Thesis, Project, or Comprehensive Exam) (3)

Strategic Communication Electives (9 credits) selected in consultation with faculty adviser

  • COMM 563 Public Relations Research & Strategy (3)
  • COMM 571 Strategic Communication Campaigns (3)
  • COMM 522 Global & Intercultural Communication (3)
  • COMM 516 Strategic Communication Issues & Crisis Management (3)
  • COMM 575 Special Topics in Strategic Communication (3)

Open Electives (6 credits)

  • Any additional graduate Strategic Communication courses
  • Any additional 3-6 credit hour of courses in Organizational Leadership or Business Management

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