Online Master of Science in Communication - Courses
Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Communication curriculum is designed to provide you with an exceptional understanding of strategic communication and the knowledge to address messaging on international, national and local levels.
The 30-credit online MS in Communication degree program can be completed in just 20 months and is comprised of 10 courses. There are two tracks to match your career interests and goals.
- General track – This customizable option consists of three core courses and allows you to select seven elective courses that match your interest areas.
- Concentration track – This option consists of three core courses, three concentration courses (Strategic Communication/Public Relations or Integrated Communication & Advertising) and four elective courses.
Course Descriptions: Core Courses
COM 60111 Seminar in Strategic Communication (3 credit hours)
This course surveys the theories and processes of strategic communication and its practice by business, government, politicians and nonprofits – in domestic and international arenas. It also emphasizes the application of theory to provide an in-depth understanding of planning, executing and evaluating strategic communication plans.Link to Course Detail Page
COM 60411 Seminar in Communication Research Methods (3 credit hours)
This course serves as the methodological foundation of strategic communication. Students in this class survey core research methods (qualitative and quantitative) in professional and applied settings.Link to Course Detail Page
COM 61011 Strategic Communications and Ethics (3 credit hours)
This course introduces the application of ethical principles and decision making. Students study both philosophical and practical ethical questions related to strategic communication.Link to Course Detail Page