School of Communication

Master's Degrees in Public Communication

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Are you ready to advance your own story? First, choose your track. Next, make an impact. Our Public Communication program, ranked among the top five in the nation by PRWeek magazine, offers multiple paths to help you develop the expertise and strategic mindset necessary to accelerate your career in the nation's media capital.

MA IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

Learn to captivate audiences in an evolving media landscape. This degree combines the theories of effective communication with practical application. You will develop strategic tools and insights as you tailor your curriculum to your interests with one of four concentrations.

MA IN POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

Learn to navigate the evolving fields of politics and communication. This interdisciplinary degree combines the expertise of the School of Communication and the School of Public Affairs to offer a firm foundation in political science, strategic communication, research, and media.

Where Method Meets Messaging 

We create messaging our clients use to help people.

As a digital analyst at Glover Park Group, I weave narratives with numbers. By understanding how people connect and interact online, I can empower my clients to empower their audiences. For instance, I work with the National Football League (NFL) to advocate for player health and safety. My job is to understand what the data on that topic is saying, so the NFL can use that information to communicate their initiatives more effectively. 

Make the Most out of Your Master's Degree

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Connections

Take advantage of our deep connections in Washington, DC, and gain access to major PR firms, nonprofits, congressional offices, and advocacy groups.

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Flexibility

Tailor your coursework to fit your interests and lifestyle. Gain expertise with one of our track options, and set your own pace with weekend classes, flexible scheduling, and online opportunities.

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Reputation

As the only accredited one of its kind in the nation's capital, our programs open doors to major players in the communication industry.