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Arkansas State University

Online M.A. in Communication Studies and M.S. in Strategic Communication Programs

Our online Master of Science in Strategic Communications programs help you develop the advanced tools you need to reach diverse audiences through effective messaging and empower you to become an invaluable member of any business or organization. Coursework is 100% online, giving you the freedom and flexibility to continue working as you earn your master’s degree.

Why Choose an A-State Online M.A. in Communication Studies or M.S. in Strategic Communications Program?

  • Graduate in as few as 10 months while staying on budget with affordable tuition
  • Courses are designed to maximize your communication with professors and fellow students
  • Connect theory to practice with projects in which you address real-world communication issues

Which Online Program is Right For You?

GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$10,200 Total Tuition

Qualify for greater career opportunities when you earn our Master of Arts in Communication Studies 100% online. Delve into an expanded study of communication theories that resonate with broad and specific audiences and develop expertise that is highly valued across all industries.

Designed to impart a firm grasp of the principles of effective communication through a variety of formats, the curriculum provides you with in-demand expertise and strengthens your understanding of multicultural and nonverbal communication concepts. Throughout this online master's program, you will grow your proficiency in the subtleties of different communication channels and methods—preparing you to voice your message in a format that best resonates with your audience.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Science in Strategic Communications – General

As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$10,200 Total Tuition

Amplify your career in communications with the Master of Science in Strategic Communications – General online degree. This online program enhances your abilities to strategically influence and further an operational mission through communication—making you an invaluable asset to virtually any organization.

Learn how to use an array of tools to craft, track and measure communication effectiveness while gaining a full understanding of paid, earned, shared and owned media. Plus, successful graduates earn Hootsuite certification.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Science in Strategic Communications with a Concentration in Technology Law and Policy

As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$10,200 Total Tuition

Gain the critical thinking, analytical and practical skills you need to develop and implement communication strategies that address real-world issues with the Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Technology Law and Policy online degree. Learn how to deploy an array of tools to craft, track and measure communication effectiveness while gaining a functional understanding of paid, earned, shared and owned media.

You will also connect theory to practice with a capstone project in which you devise solutions and strategies for a real-world communication issue. Upon completion of the program, you will graduate Hootsuite-certified.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Global Communications

As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$10,200 Total Tuition

Combine your global interests with your communication talents when you earn a Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Global Communications online degree.

In this M.S. in Strategic Communications – Global Communications program, you will sharpen your communication and research skills and give yourself the opportunity for higher-level roles in global organizations. Acquire specialized expertise in creating messages and communication strategies applicable across languages, cultures, and technologies. Learn to understand and utilize audience analysis tools and advertising methods to advance messaging and explore empirical research in mass communications.

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GRADUATE DEGREE

Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Social Media Management

As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
$10,200 Total Tuition

Amplify your messaging effectiveness and add to your career capabilities with the completely online Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Social Media program. Learn career-boosting skills such as consumer analysis with media research, appropriate use of social media tools to align with marketing strategies, reaching diverse audiences and tracking the effectiveness of social media initiatives.

As part of the core coursework, you will gain full comprehension of Google Ads, Nielsen, Arbitron and SRDS as well as a strong grasp of crafting, tracking and measuring the effectiveness of social media messaging. Graduate career-ready with HootSuite™ certification and a deep knowledge of identifying and utilizing appropriate social media tools and conducting consumer analysis through research in media industries.

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The Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University is an accredited member of AACSB International, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Duration: 10 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Qualify for greater career opportunities when you earn our Master of Arts in Communication Studies 100% online. Delve into an expanded study of communication theories that resonate with broad and specific audiences and develop expertise that is highly valued across all industries.

Designed to impart a firm grasp of the principles of effective communication through a variety of formats, the curriculum provides you with in-demand expertise and strengthens your understanding of multicultural and nonverbal communication concepts. Throughout this online master's program, you will grow your proficiency in the subtleties of different communication channels and methods—preparing you to voice your message in a format that best resonates with your audience.

Master of Science in Strategic Communications – General

Duration: 10 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Amplify your career in communications with the Master of Science in Strategic Communications – General online degree. This online program enhances your abilities to strategically influence and further an operational mission through communication—making you an invaluable asset to virtually any organization.

Learn how to use an array of tools to craft, track and measure communication effectiveness while gaining a full understanding of paid, earned, shared and owned media. Plus, successful graduates earn Hootsuite certification.

Master of Science in Strategic Communications with a Concentration in Technology Law and Policy

Duration: 10 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Gain the critical thinking, analytical and practical skills you need to develop and implement communication strategies that address real-world issues with the Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Technology Law and Policy online degree. Learn how to deploy an array of tools to craft, track and measure communication effectiveness while gaining a functional understanding of paid, earned, shared and owned media.

You will also connect theory to practice with a capstone project in which you devise solutions and strategies for a real-world communication issue. Upon completion of the program, you will graduate Hootsuite-certified.

Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Global Communications

Duration: 10 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Combine your global interests with your communication talents when you earn a Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Global Communications online degree.

In this M.S. in Strategic Communications – Global Communications program, you will sharpen your communication and research skills and give yourself the opportunity for higher-level roles in global organizations. Acquire specialized expertise in creating messages and communication strategies applicable across languages, cultures, and technologies. Learn to understand and utilize audience analysis tools and advertising methods to advance messaging and explore empirical research in mass communications.

Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Social Media Management

Duration: 10 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $340 {tuition_specification_type_per_course}*

Apply by: 5/14/24 Start class: 5/28/24

Amplify your messaging effectiveness and add to your career capabilities with the completely online Master of Science in Strategic Communications with an Emphasis in Social Media program. Learn career-boosting skills such as consumer analysis with media research, appropriate use of social media tools to align with marketing strategies, reaching diverse audiences and tracking the effectiveness of social media initiatives.

As part of the core coursework, you will gain full comprehension of Google Ads, Nielsen, Arbitron and SRDS as well as a strong grasp of crafting, tracking and measuring the effectiveness of social media messaging. Graduate career-ready with HootSuite™ certification and a deep knowledge of identifying and utilizing appropriate social media tools and conducting consumer analysis through research in media industries.

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