2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Dec 01, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

MS in Communication

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This program is not currently accepting new students.


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Through a curriculum aligned with the latest communication practices and theories, the MS in Communication program prepares students for challenging careers in marketing, public relations, social media, and related fields. Coursework focuses on how to create engaging messages for local, national, and global audiences and translate that messaging into various media. Students also explore how to strategize, execute, and measure integrated communication plans using both traditional and digital channels.

Learning Outcomes

 Graduates of the MS in Communication program will be prepared to:

  1. Critically analyze media from producer and consumer perspectives.
  2. Apply communication theories and principles effectively.
  3. Use appropriate traditional and digital media to attain desired results.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of how the regulatory environment impacts the communication field.
  5. Evaluate communication plans and activities.
  6. Implement communication plans and activities that will result in achievement of organizational goals.
  7. Practice ethically in the field of communication.
  8. Communicate professionally with stakeholders.
  9. Use the creative process to solve organizational issues.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total credits
  • Core Courses (24 sem. cr.)
  • Elective Course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone Course (3 sem. cr.)


Note on Accreditation

At the master’s level, Walden University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA), MS in Accounting, and MS in Finance are the only programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Communication is not accredited by the ACBSP. Please visit our Accreditation  page to see the list of Walden accreditations.

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