American University

Online Programs

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication


4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20016

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication

Format: Online

Program Description:

Differentiate yourself with advanced communication skills learned from practicing experts in a global media capital. Learn to design an effective plan, create messages that inspire action and harness the power of digital media. American University’s location in Washington, D.C. makes it a powerful lab for learning, allows access to experienced communications professionals and offers a theory-driven curriculum that emphasizes real-world results. Plenty of programs teach communications skills. American’s Master of Arts in Strategic Communication provides the strategic ability to adapt to the situation at hand – especially vital in this fast-changing field. Learn through simulations of real-world situations Create real-time solutions through an emphasis on current events Apply concepts and best practices to new technology and media platforms Faculty members include American University’s prominent scholars and researchers as well as adjunct faculty, guest lecturers and alumni who include: Speechwriters Politicians Press secretaries Media strategists Crisis communication professionals Hollywood agents Public diplomacy experts Advertising executives Public relations professionals This 10-course, 30-credit program can be completed in just 20 months. Nine core courses and one elective course are required. Recognition The MA in Strategic Communication was recognized as one of the top five programs in the country by PRWeek (2013).


American University School of International Service is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor degree is required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City