MA in Strategic Communication in the News

Visit these sites to learn more about the latest in AU Strategic Communication, including faculty research and news coverage.

Joseph Graf Featured in THE CONVERSATION Discusses the Relationship between the Media and the Current Administration

Online Assistant Professor of Public Communications, Joseph Graf discusses the current administration’s complex relationship with the news media.

Full Story

Sylvia Burwell Inaugurated as American University’s First Female President

Former secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and Director of Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Burwell, makes history with American University as the first female president.

Full Story

Pallavi Kumar Discusses Strategic Communication’s Integrated Capstone Projects with Earned Media Rising

Online MA in Strategic Communication Assistant Professor and Division Director, Pallavi Kumar, explains the impact of how integrating paid, owned, earned, and shared media into PR portfolio capstone projects prepares students for the ever-changing PR industry.

Full Story

Dr. R.S. Zaharna Earns the 2018 ISA ICOMM Scholar Award

Online MA in Strategic Communication Associate Professor, Dr. R.S. Zaharna’s substantial contributions to scholarship and pedagogy in the international communication field earns her the 2018 International Studies Association’s ICOMM Scholar Award.

Full Story

Dr. Paula Weissman Discusses the Online Master’s in Strategic Communication Program with

The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication program, capstone, career development, and advice for applying were discussed in this interview.

Full Story

Dr. Paula Weissman to Speak at International Public Relations Research Conference

Dr. Weissman and AU colleagues will speak on, “Disruption in the Master’s Degree Marketplace: Online Public Relations & Strategic Communication Programs”.

Full Story

Princeton Review Ranks American University #4 for Most Politically Active Students

American University placed #4 among 20 universities for most politically active students by Princeton Review.

Full Story

Pallavi Kumar Named Power Player by PR Week

Online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication professor, Pallavi Kumar, was named a power player in PR Week's Global Power Book 2017.

Full Story

Scott Talan Establishes Rules with His Students on Talking About Trump in Class

Online MA in Strategic Communication professor, Scott Talan, establishes ground rules for political conversations with his students in class. Talan's strategy could be useful to other academics struggling with how to encourage productive conversations about the president while still focusing on the curriculum.

Full Story

American University Announces Next President

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who was most recently the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under former President Barack Obama, has been named the 15th President of American University in Washington, DC.

Full Story


To learn more about American University’s online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication, request more information or call us toll free at 855-725-7614.