Online Master of Science in Communication Courses

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Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Communication curriculum prepares you to provide strategic communication and the knowledge to address messaging on international, national and local levels.

Choose Your Learning Path

The online MS in Communication degree consists of 30 credits over 10 courses that can be completed in just 12–20 months. Though you can customize a learning track to meet your career goals, there are four concentrations that prepare you for specific roles and industries:

  • Strategic Communication/Public Relations
  • Integrated Communication and Advertising
  • Health Communication
  • Communication and Leadership

Take a Closer Look

Students who wish to customize a learning track to meet their career goals with the MS in Communication take 3 core courses and choose 7 electives. If you opt to study a concentration, you’ll take 3 core courses, 3 concentration courses, and select 4 electives. Courses cannot be counted twice.

Core Courses

Take all 3.

Elective Courses

Take 7 if you customize your degree; 4 if you've selected a concentration.

Strategic Communications/Public Relations Concentration

Take all 3 if you select this concentration.

Integrated Communication and Advertising Concentration

Take COM 64011 and COM 64100 and choose a third course.

Healthcare Communication Concentration

Take COM 65500 and COM 67600 and choose a third course.

Leadership and Communication Concentration

Take COM 60811 and COM 65000 and choose a third course.

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To learn more about the online MS in Communication from Purdue University, request more information or call 877-497-5851 to speak with an admissions advisor.