Syracuse University

Master of Science in Communications


University College

700 University Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Communications

Format: Online

Program Description:

Communications@Syracuse is an online Master of Science in Communications from the world-renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Newhouse is a leader in the field of mass communications and strives to train professionals who use media to make the world a better place. Newhouse is consistently top ranked among schools of communications in the nation.

With a strong focus on digital innovations affecting the field, Communications@Syracuse offers students a foundation in communications, digital media, social media and digital journalism. Students choose from three specializations — Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism Innovation — and complete coursework that explores the established practices and emerging trends of their area of focus.

The M.S. in Communications features:

  • Live online classes taught by the same Newhouse faculty members who teach on campus.
  • Dynamic, immersive coursework that can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere students have an Internet connection.
  • On-the-go learning with a mobile app available for smartphones and tablets.
  • In-person learning experiences at immersions in cities around the world.

As with any Newhouse program, students learn from faculty who are leaders in the fields of communications and media. Upon enrolling in the program, students join the Newhouse alumni network, a global community that includes some of the most respected innovators in the industry.

Communications@Syracuse is a 33-credit program. Students complete core courses and focused specialization courses. Students also attend two immersion experiences during the course of their studies. Immersions are held in cities around the world and offer students the chance to meet with faculty and classmates in person for three days of lectures, workshops and networking events.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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