Gain New Skills This Summer

The Strategic Communication M.A. program for working professionals is new from Michigan State University's College of Communication Arts and Sciences - and it's taught 100% online. The StratCom program requires nine courses (30 credits) and a capstone project. Courses are taught by leading communications faculty and re-tooled to provide an excellent online learning experience, giving students the flexibility they need to accommodate a busy life and the rigor they need to be able to succeed.

Join the StratCom Program this Summer

The application deadline for the summer semester is May 1. Summer courses are offered in two sessions - May 14 and July 2.

Fast Facts

  • 10 classes. 30 credits.
  • No GRE required.
  • Take 1, 2 or 3 years to complete.
  • The average course takes about 10 hrs/wk of time. 

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Why Strategic Communication at MSU?

Strategic thinking is the number one job skill companies want in new employees but can't find, according to a 2016 Bloomberg Job Skills Report. The College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU is ranked a top five college in the nation for communication and media studies by QS Worldwide Survey. Our faculty have the knowledge and experience to prepare students for today's toughest communications challenges.

Who’s in the Program?

StratCom M.A. students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and there is plenty of room for you to join our tribe! We’ve got:

  • An aspiring author
  • A stay-at-home mom rebooting her career
  • An Armed Forces Network Director
  • A Governor’s social media manager
  • A B2B magazine editor
  • The deputy communications director for VP Pence
  • A 60 year old entrepreneur
  • And many more!