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Master of Arts in Communication

Take charge. Now.

Turn your leadership dreams into reality and build the future you envision with a master’s degree from the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Given the success of our on-campus Master of Communication Leadership program, where alums have reported increased salaries of more than 50% after graduation, we are excited to announce our new 100% online Master of Arts in Communication degree program to bring this valuable learning to students around the globe. Beginning in January 2018, we will offer a 33-credit online degree with four specialized tracks:

  • Communication Leadership
  • Brand Communication
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Health and Science Communication

Because the world is interdisciplinary, our program is, too. Students will take a core set of SJMC courses, then meet their personal career goals by customizing their curriculum through a menu of classes in business, law, marketing and multimedia communication, public policy and health and science. And, because we’re all in a hurry to get where we’re going, our program can be completed in just one year, with new classes starting six times a year.

Interested in taking advantage of your employer tuition reimbursement program? Your professional advisor will help you create an academic plan that maximizes your learning and your tuition benefit. Our six-week classes prepare you for future career advancement and align with your job demands and busy schedule. And, while students are able to design an academic plan that fits their personal and professional needs, nearly all graduate students complete our master’s program in two years.

For more information on coursework and how to apply, contact SJMC Associate Dean Kelly Bruhn at or (515) 271-2124.