Purdue University

Master of Science in Communication: Communication & Leadership


610 Purdue Mall

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Communication: Communication & Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

Create consistent, strategic and effective messaging on international, national and local levels that involves key stakeholders from the organization. The degree is housed within the esteemed Brian Lamb School of Communication. You can complete the degree in just 10 courses in under 20 months. 

The Communication and Leadership concentration consists of 3 courses, 9 credits, and is designed to prepare you for a future leadership role. 

You'll learn to identify communication strategies to use when the stakes are high and how you can increase team productivity through communication. You'll also develop data-fueled communication strategies and manage the challenges that occur naturally throughout conflicts, negotiations and change.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, you understand specifically how to:

  • Increase team productivity through better communication
  • Find and use data in decision-making
  • Advise peers and colleagues in their own communication issues
  • Lead the marketplace with strategic communication plans
  • Compare the notions of leadership and corporate-social responsibility throughout different cultures


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001825

Locale: Large Suburb

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