Mass Communications - Strategic Media Communications (M.S.)

Build on the broad knowledge and critical skills you have already developed as a 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 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 stationstudent newspaper, and an HD television station.

Graduate Director

Dr. Heidi Everett

Student Organizations

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

Popular Careers

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

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Dec. 1
Summer N/A N/A N/A

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