Graduate Communication Degrees

Shape the Future of Media With the Newhouse School

Reach Your Audience With The Newhouse School

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications offers two online degrees in communications that prepare students to leverage emerging media tools, ensure that their stories reach the right audience and make their mark on the industry.

M.S. in Communications

Learn to utilize new media technologies such as web and mobile story production, drone videography and data-driven journalism to create compelling stories. Choose from one of four specializations during the program.

M.S. in Communications Management

Designed for experienced professionals, students learn from a holistic curriculum that blends communications, business management and leadership courses. Prepare to become a leader in an industry experiencing global disruption.

Preparing the Next Generation of Storytellers Since 1919

With roots dating back to the founding of the Department of Journalism at Syracuse University in 1919, the Newhouse School was officially founded in 1971 and has been committed to educating and preparing the next generation of media professionals ever since.

That commitment continues today through Newhouse School Online, the online degree programs in communications with the goal of empowering our Orange students to maximize the impact their stories have on the world around them.

Learn From Media Professionals With Years of Experience

Our expert faculty come from a variety of professional backgrounds in the communications industry from public relations and advertising to journalism and broadcast television. Newhouse professors guide each class session by diving deep into current trends and promoting discussion on how new technologies will shape the industry.

“Taught by the same renowned faculty you’d find on campus, these online programs are your gateway to the unrivaled Newhouse Network of alumni.”

Mark J. Lodato

Dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

To learn more about our expert faculty, visit our faculty and leadership page.

Join a Global Network of Media Innovators

When you enroll in one of our online programs, you gain more than just a world-class communications education—you gain access to our worldwide alumni network of storytellers and truth-seekers. The Newhouse Network consists of more than 28,000 media professionals from a wide range of professional backgrounds and military branches.

Companies that our alumni work for include:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Bloomberg News
  • Hulu
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • L’Oréal
  • Microsoft
  • USA Today Network

“My classmates were sensitive, sharing and concerned with achieving their goals while assisting others. We are connected for life. I now belong to an elite group of alumni that I am extremely proud to be associated with.”

Deedy Williams

M.S. in Communications 2018, Director of Media Sales, WCNY

Experience a Collaborative and Flexible Online Platform

Since 2015, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has been delivering online communications programs to students who are passionate about media. Developed through research on how students actually learn best online, our program features live, face-to-face classes hosted via Zoom that are capped at 15 students—to preserve the intimacy of an on-campus classroom. You’ll also work, interact and present on a digital platform—a skill set that’s mandatory for success in today’s tech-driven communications world.

Learn More About Our Newhouse Students

In keeping with the high standards established by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, our programs are composed of diverse, intelligent and ambitious students.

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To hear about some of the experiences our students and alumni have had in the program, visit our student and alumni stories page.

The self-reported information above reflects all-time enrolled students as of June 2020.

Receive Personalized Support

Once accepted to the program, our student success team will begin to acclimate you to our online learning environment and provide any technological assistance you might need. You’ll also work with academic advisors to ensure you’re meeting your goals, and upon graduation, you’ll join our global Newhouse Network, which includes some of the most recognizable names working in media and communications today.

Attend In-Person Immersions

During your time as a Newhouse School Online student, you will attend two in-person immersions where you can connect with your classmates and faculty and hear from media industry experts. Immersions are held on the Syracuse University campus in New York as well as a variety of domestic or international cities selected with each cohort.

Gain Additional Career Resources

As an online student you will a receive free membership to LinkedIn Premium Career. Through LinkedIn Premium Career, you can view salary insights and career data, gain access to interactive interview preparation and send InMail messages directly to job posters and recruiters.

Give Your Stories an Orange Edge

Tell the stories that matter to you and join a global network of media professionals working at some of the world’s leading companies.