Sacred Heart University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Communication: Strategic Communications & Public Relations


Office of Graduate Admissions

5151 Park Ave

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Communication: Strategic Communications & Public Relations

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Allow your skills to shine with the cutting-edge training you need to succeed in public relations and strategic media. Earn your Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Public Relations.

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Public Relations (MASCPR) students learn to communicate effectively through a variety of media platforms, including social networks, multimedia websites, and other methods of traditional and online or mobile communication.

Complete your degree in as little as one year, while continuing to pursue your career.

  • Program runs on an eight-week module calendar.
  • Classes are designed for working professionals and meet Monday-Thursday from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Full-time students take two courses per module: attend class two nights per week and graduate in one year
  • Part-time students take one course per module: attend class one night per week and graduate in two years

Learning By Doing
SCPR students learn about real-world strategic communication campaigns and issues. We combine hands-on learning with an analytical approach to give students the experience and deep knowledge they need to compete and excel in the ever-changing 21st century communication and media industries.

Focus on Jobs and Latest Technologies
The SCPR Program will supply the communication and public relations industries with its next generation of professional, knowledgeable, and ethical communicators in ways that only an extensive program like ours can.

An Ideal Location
Sacred Heart’s main campus is a short train ride (just 55 miles) from New York City, the media capital of the world, and is strategically positioned in the heart of suburban Fairfield County, home to the many major media companies and other businesses that make-up Connecticut’s “Gold Coast.”

Internships and Portfolio
SCPR students complete an internship and create a digital portfolio as part of a curricular strategy in which students are immersed in a professional setting in order to get advanced practical training and real world results.

Blended Courses and Flexible Scheduling
SCPR courses combine once a week face-to-face classes with online work allowing students flexibility as they pursue their degree. With convenient 8-week sessions scheduled year-round, students can finish in one or two years, building a professional portfolio along the way.

Professional Portfolios for the Digital Age
Students graduate with a portfolio of digital multimedia materials that demonstrates to potential employers that SCPR graduates are highly skilled, knowledgeable, communicators.

Experienced Faculty with Industry Connections
In addition to being established scholars and dedicated instructors, the SCPR faculty is comprised of award-winning and working media professionals with experience in every sector of the communication and media industries, including political communication, public relations, corporate communications, journalism, publishing, web design and development, and digital multimedia production.

Integrated Laptop Program
SCPR graduate students will receive a Macbook Pro laptop running the latest Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe Creative Suite software.


New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL or IELTS results are required from all applicants who completed their previous degrees in a country where English is not the official and spoken language. The TOEFL equivalent requirement is 7.0. A copy of your passport, a sponsor letter and a bank letter is needed to promptly receive an I-20 visa.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 985 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 35460 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 35460 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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