Media & Strategic Communications

The Master of Professional Studies degree program with a concentration in Media and Strategic Communication prepares you for a leadership role in planning communication strategy, designing messages, and developing media content to help inform the public and build relationships between organizations and a variety of audiences, both inside and outside the organization. This includes creating advertising or marketing messages to promote a company’s products or services, creating public relations messages to enhance the organization's image or brand, and creating messages to support productive relationships with employees, consumers, community members, constituents, investors, and the media, just to name a few.

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Admissions Requirements

In the Master of Professional Studies degree, there are several concentrations available. Students seeking admission to all of the Professional Studies graduate programs are required to have:

    1. Undergraduate GPA: at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    2. As well as one of the following conditions:
      1. Undergraduate GPA: at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      2. GRE: a score of at least 146 on the verbal portion and 144 on the quantitative portion; or a combined score of 290 on the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections and at least a 3.5 in analytical writing
      3. Professional Work Experience: at least five years of professional work experience demonstrated through a portfolio (see further details below)

International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »

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Degree Details

Degree: Master of Professional Studies
Major: Professional Studies
Concentration: Media and Strategic Communications

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