Communication (MA) - Strategic Communication Management Track
With the rapid progression of technology, communication may have become easier and more convenient, but the complexity of the field has grown as well. Columbus State University's Master of Arts in Communication will prepare you to strategically craft messages through different mediums, communicate with clientele in a variety of settings, produce creative content, and manage communication campaigns.
Offering two tracks, Strategic Communication Management and Creative Services Management, the master’s program allows you to immerse yourself in both theory and practice. Learn how to apply communication constructs in the "real world," build relationships, and prepare yourself for the many career opportunities waiting for you.
Earning your Master of Arts in Communication- Strategic Communication Management prepares you for various careers including:
- Public Relations Director
- Strategic Communication Specialist
- Non-profit Communication Director
Program of Study
|Program of Study (30 Hours)|
Select five credit hours from the following courses:
|Graduate Thesis Research|
or COMM 6966
|Graduate Professional Project|
|Thesis or Professional Project Defense|
|Media Management and Economics|
|Strategic Social Media and Data Analytics|
|Strategic Crisis Management|
|Strategic Communication Campaign Management|
|Select three hours from the following courses:|
|Persuasive Content Production|
|Persuasive Content Campaigns|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
There are two admissions deadlines for the MA in Communication each year. Application deadlines are June 1st for Fall semester admission and September 15th for Spring semester admission.
In conjunction with Columbus State University's general graduate program admission requirements, the Communication MA degree program requires the following:
- Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
- A one-page statement of purpose for entering the master’s program
- Current resume or CV
- 3 letters of recommendation (academic or professional, no personal recommendations) using the provided form
- Brief department application, using the provided form
- Optional: Writing sample, demo reel, or work portfolio (academic or professional)
Additional Program Requirements
- You can find the MA in Communication Recommendation Form here.
- You can find the MA in Communication Department Application here.
- On a case-by-case basis, the program will review and admit applicants with a GPA of less than a 3.0 on a 4-point scale, especially in the case of mid-career professionals whose professional accomplishments strongly demonstrate the ability to succeed in graduate school.
- Keeping in line with current trends in the discipline, we do NOT require the GRE or other standardized tests for admission to the program.
- All departmental/supplemental materials can be added to the Graduate School’s application for admission by emailing items to firstname.lastname@example.org.