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Master of Arts in Communication

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication (M.A.)

Admissions Information

The residential and online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication offers a professional curriculum that emphasizes the principles and practices needed to succeed in the great variety of careers related to growing organizations in the digital communication age. It is designed for all levels of education: for those holding an undergraduate degree who wish to build and/or enhance promotional skills; for continuing education and working adults who wish to pursue a graduate degree with integrated marketing communications at its core; and for those pursuing educational careers who want to expand their value through courses that link theory and technique. Students are pushed to gain the skills necessary, through hands-on agency and project settings, to enhance their current career or begin a new one.

  • 36 hour graduate program
    (30 hours must be completed through Liberty University)
  • Residential and Online formats
  • 3-credit-hour culminating experience course requred, with options of:
    • thesis defense
    • comprehensive exam
    • or thesis project

Academic Information

Courses

Sampling of program courses:

  • Media Technologies & Communication Strategies: COMS 532
  • Investigative Storytelling: COMS 526
  • Effective Social Media: COMS 546
  • The Transmedia Organization: COMS 639
  • Web Strategies for Growth: COMS 562
  • Strat. Communication Campaigns for the Digital Age: COMS 680

View Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Career Opportunities

  • Social Media Marketing Manager
  • Digital Content Strategist
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Creative Services Director
  • Reporter