School of Arts and Sciences, Center for Innovative Learning
The changing nature of businesses and nonprofits means the need of new kinds of leaders—individuals who possess a mastery of communication, who understand that every thought, word, and action lives on in perpetuity.
Whether you are interested in marketing, public relations, branding, or organizational communication in general, you'll be prepared to succeed in the workplace with Westminster's Master of Strategic Communication (MSC) degree. The MSC program is designed to make you become a leader by helping you gain skills, knowledge, and experience in a personalized online learning environment with features you won't find anywhere else.
Who It's For
The MSC program is for dedicated and self-directed learners who expect to be organizational leaders. It is designed for working professionals who require flexibility while maintaining a full-time job.They understand that communication strategy is the pinnacle to success in the communications industry—public relations, corporate and nonprofit communication, marketing, and advertising.
The program is ideal for self-motivated individuals who want to work with professional clients to solve specific problems, strategically create and implement response plans, and evaluate their personal and team performance.
- Online: Technology allows our students to have a flexible studying schedule. You can choose when and where to learn without sacrificing the interaction with professors and classmates.
- Customized: You will be able to pursue the topics and projects that interest you. Each of the five sequences you have to complete to earn your degree will give you the opportunity to do multiple projects for real clients, including your current employer if you choose, and to put leading-edge theory into practice.
- Applicable: Build your work portfolio and your network as you work with partner industry professionals who will be your clients.
- This program uses a competency-based education model. The CBE curriculum means that you'll demonstrate what you're learning in authentic, meaningful ways that go far beyond memorization.
How Long it Takes
Finish your degree in 18 months, and put yourself on the fast track to career advancement. Each semester, you'll take a Project Sequence where you'll be given roughly 4 to 7 individual projects to complete. In addition, each sequence has one team project where you'll have the opportunity to serve as project manager/team leader at least once.