What are your admissions requirements for the online Master’s of Arts in Strategic Communication?
Do I have to have a background in communication to apply?
How long does it take to complete the degree?
Why should I get a degree in Strategic Communication over a degree in PR or Marketing?
Can I transfer credit for previous graduate work?
Do you require submission of test scores?
Is there an internship requirement?
Though no internship is required, students can choose to take a summer internship elective to earn three credits toward their degree. This internship must be related to strategic communication and feature an online coursework component to complement in-office work.
AU offers a variety of virtual Career Center services and resources to help you find an internship opportunity near you.
What are the terms of provisional admission?
Are there scholarships available for the program?
What are the admission requirements for international students?
What documents are required when applying?
- A completed graduate application
- A $55 application Fee
- Phone Interview with Admissions Advisor
- Statement of purpose (This should outline why you want to return to school, your aspirations, and why you are a good candidate for admission to American University’s MA in Strategic Communication program.)
- Two letters of recommendation, which may be from former professors as well as current or former employers
- Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and relevant graduate coursework (If a degree was earned outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluated transcript is required.)
When is the deadline for application?
Applications are accepted year-round. New students may begin the program in Fall, Spring, or Summer. Applications are accepted up to one year in advance of the desired start date. The following priority application deadlines are recommended for best consideration for any scholarship opportunities and to ensure your desired start date if admitted. Please reach out to an admissions advisor with any questions.
Priority Deadline November 15th
Priority Deadline March 15th
Priority Deadline July 15th
Learn more on American University's admissions page.
Is financial aid available?
What should I expect from the capstone course?
Where do alumni of the MA in Strategic Communications program find employment?
Will I be able to take advantage of the same resources as on-campus students do?
What's the difference between the online and on-campus program/degree?
The only significant difference lies in time to completion. The online program takes eight more months to complete than the on-campus program because it's designed to give professionals the flexibility to work full time while earning their degree.
For more information comparing the two programs, reference this chart.
Get more answers. Call 855-725-7614 to speak to one of our admissions representatives or request more information.