The Online M.S. in Communications Program

Find Your Voice at Newhouse

The online M.S. in Communications program from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University teaches students to apply foundational communications skills to new technologies, ideologies and media outlets that are transforming the industry today.

Students graduate prepared to leverage digital capabilities to enhance their message, communicate effectively across mediums and resonate with their target audience.

Complete in as few as 15 months

No GRE or GMAT scores required to apply

Live, online classes taught by Newhouse faculty

Drive the Evolution of Media

The M.S. in Communications curriculum was designed to help students achieve digital fluency. Students will complete five foundational courses, then specialize in a media discipline that aligns with their career goals.


Develop successful advertising strategy, produce a media plan and leverage digital platforms to reach your intended audience.

Journalism Innovation

Adapt stories for new platforms, analyze data for use in reporting and explore new technologies in a journalistic setting.

Media Management

Develop strategies that will help you effectively lead diverse teams, deepen business analytics skills and prepare to advance in a variety of communications fields.

Public Relations

Create thoughtful communications that engage internal and external audiences and advance an organization’s strategies.

The program concludes with an independent capstone project focused on digital communications innovation.

Online Learning at Syracuse University

Our online communications program matches the rigor of the on-campus program while allowing students to complete their studies from anywhere. The program is delivered entirely online except for two in-person immersions, which take place on the Syracuse University campus and in select domestic and international cities.

Shape the Future of the Communications Industry

Experience a future-focused media education at Syracuse University. By filling out this brief form, you will receive more information about our online M.S. in Communications program.

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