• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    A Path to Leadership Through Communications

    Leaders require an ability to communicate strategically and with a diverse audience. Stevenson University Online’s Master of Science in Communication Studies is designed to elevate a communications professional into a leadership role.

    Through this program, graduates translate fundamental ideas of communication into real-life applications. By learning innovative strategies for effective solutions, graduates develop skills to respond to crises that organizations may encounter.

    Relevant courses for an ever-changing culture, include:

    • Crisis Communications
    • Conflict Communication and Leadership
    • Cultures and Communication
    • Communication Ethics in the Public Sphere

    Communicate Through the Complexity

    Graduates will be eligible for management positions in fields that include:

    • public relations
    • advertising and promotions
    • marketing management
    • media sales
    • event planning
    • market research
    Stevenson University Online graduates have put their skills to work on the local and national level at companies that include:
    • Maroon PR
    • Naden/Lean, LLC
    • NCAA

    Graduates also will be equipped to assist organizations in constructing successful team-building strategies and streamlining internal and external communications across various cultural, social, and business settings.

    Your Partner for Professional Success

    A master’s in Communication Studies can be the key to unlock new opportunities. An investment in their future at Stevenson University can enable them to embark on the track for greater success. Designed for working professionals seeking a local, affordable and trusted program, our graduate degree in Communication Studies is offered fully online in 8-week sessions.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application.
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $536.00 $670.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,608.00 $2,010.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • Financial aid packages are offered to those who qualify.
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.