M.S. in Mass Communications - Strategic Media Communications

General

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Program Description

Build on the broad knowledge and critical skills you have already developed as liberal arts or social sciences major. Develop specialized professional skills to prepare you for leadership positions in strategic media communications in a wide range of industries. You will have a balanced blend of courses in multimedia technology, media convergence, advertising, public relations and more to give you a visible professional edge in today's communications-driven global society.

Program Highlights

  • Focuses on a balance between skills training and theory.
  • Provides students with professional skills that give them a visible edge in the job market and makes them an indispensable asset to any business, organization, or institution.
  • Students develop expertise in public relations, advertising, social media and campaign planning, and execution.
  • Allows students to expand their horizons as socially responsible members of the global society.
  • Designed to accommodate full-time or part-time students.
  • Graduate assistantships and internships available.

Program Distinctions

  • Faculty have extensive professional and international experience along with their academic credentials.
  • Students have access to state-of-the-art media technology and computer labs.
  • Hands-on experience is available at St. Cloud State's 24-hour radio station, the student newspaper, and an HD television station.

Student Organizations

  • American Advertising Federation
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalists

Application Deadlines

  International Outside U.S. International Inside U.S.
Fall May 15 July 15
Spring September 15 November 15
Summer N/A N/A

Popular Careers

  • Strategic communication
  • Social media
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing communications

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

Culminating Project

A comprehensive exam is taken during the last semester of study. The exam is a take-home and essay format.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

At St. Cloud State, an education is about far more than an education. It will be an opportunity to explore ideas, seek out unique perspectives and embrace new challenges – all of which will help you u ... Read More

At St. Cloud State, an education is about far more than an education. It will be an opportunity to explore ideas, seek out unique perspectives and embrace new challenges – all of which will help you unleash your true potential. You will make life-long memories on our 100-acre campus along the scenic Mississippi River. Futures that begin here might seem unassuming at first, but like the mighty Mississippi River, they quickly gather strength. Growing. Surging. Until they're seemingly unstoppable. If you're looking for choice, we've got that covered. We have more than 200 undergraduate programs of study and more than 60 graduate programs, holding nearly every available national accreditation. Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State has evolved into a comprehensive university. We're on a mission to unleash ideas, unleash imagination, purpose, and promise. Read less
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