Purdue University

Master of Science in Communication


610 Purdue Mall

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Communication

Format: Online

Program Description:

Create consistent, strategic, and effective messaging on international, national and local levels that involves key stakeholders from the organization. The degree is housed within the esteemed Brian Lamb School of Communication. It’s led by an award-winning faculty that foster a new approach to modern communication that considers the integration of technology and humanity.

You can complete the degree in just 10 courses in under 20 months.

To better align with your career interests, the online communication program offers two concentrations.
     Strategic Communication/Public Relations: Ideal for aspiring PR professionals, this concentration develops your understanding of the interactions between organizations and audiences with courses that emphasize key public relations concepts.
     Integrated Communication & Advertising: Explore the intersection of marketing, advertising, public relations and corporate communication. This concentration teaches you to develop effective messaging strategies to engage key stakeholders and work across organizational boundaries.

You also have the option to fully customize your degree from a list of approved elective courses.

The online MS in Communication at Purdue University requires 30 credit hours and readies graduates to:

     Apply strategies based on concepts and theories to solve organizational problems
     Develop brands and images for organizations
     Communicate with investors and influence decision-making
     Leverage communication to international, national and local audiences
     Build and manage relationships through social media


Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001825

Locale: Large Suburb

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