The focus of the Strategic Communication concentration is the critical thinking and analysis necessary to develop and implement communication strategies that advance an organization’s goals and mission. The curriculum will enhance your ability to identify and develop the best communication strategy in a given situation while also instilling creative and original approaches to solving communication problems. The curriculum will also better inform you about theories that are the basis for effective public relations and organizational communication.
Graduate students finishing the Strategic Communication concentration often go on to work in various areas (public relations, advertising, etc.) for large communication agencies or smaller niche communication organizations. Students may also find work as political lobbyists, research analysts, social media coordinators, crisis or risk communicators, creating health campaigns, or as organizational consultants. Students may also go on to enjoy careers teaching community college or in organizations as leadership or training and development consultants.
The Strategic Communication concentration also provides the necessary theoretical and methodological foundation for students to continue their education and research in doctoral programs across the country.
Degree: Master of Arts
Completion time: 36 hours
- Program Information in EIU
|Broadcast Journalism||Option (Undergrad)|
|Interpersonal Communication||Option (Undergrad)|
|Communication in Organizations||Option (Undergrad)|
|Interpersonal Communication Processes||Concentration (Grad)|
|Strategic Communication||Concentration (Grad)|
|Media and Critical Studies||Concentration (Grad)|
|Communication and Leadership Option||Option (Grad)|
|Communication Studies Pedagogy Option||Option (Grad)|
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