Sacred Heart University

MA in Strategic Communication and Public Relations


5151 Park Ave.

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Strategic Communication and Public Relations

Format: Online

Program Description:

With a focus on theory and practice, Sacred Heart University's 100% online Master's in Strategic Communications and Public Relations program will help you gain the knowledge and experience you need to advance your career in as little as two years on a flexible, part-time schedule.

This innovative program prepares you to meet the demands of a dynamic media landscape by giving you the professional skills to communicate effectively across a variety of platforms. A virtual reality enhanced curriculum and focus on experiential learning provide the cutting-edge skills you need to stand out as a leader in the PR, advertising and digital marketing fields. All students receive a Facebook Oculus Quest headset for an immersive learning experience with improved engagement from instructors and peers.

Hands-on assignments will hone your skills in key areas like social media, crisis communication and media ethics. You'll create your own agency and learn to develop effective multimedia content, including HD video with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. When you finish the program, you'll have a standout portfolio of work to showcase your skills to employers. Possible career paths for graduates include marketing manager, creative director, public relations specialist and more.


Sacred Heart University has been granted institutional accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of six regional associations in the United States that accredit schools and colleges. Additionally, Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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