The Online M.S. in Communications

Specialize in Journalism Innovation

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

With the advertising specialization students learn to cut through the noise in a competitive industry, through creative branding techniques and strategic advertising campaigns that resonate with target audiences. In addition, students who chose the Advertising specialization saw a more than 15 percent increase in their average salary from the start of the program to after graduation.

The above self-reported information is from a survey with 83 respondents who have graduated from the online M.S. in Communications program since 2015. The average salary increase for advertising specialization students was 15 percent three, six or 12 months after graduation.

Craft Stories With New Technologies

The courses for this specialization constitute 12 of the 33 program credits and teach students to produce stories for online media outlets, and how to utilize the latest technologies to reach their audience.

The topics include:

  • web and mobile story production to reinvent the editorial experience and bring fresh content to your audience,
  • emerging technologies such as drone videography and virtual reality that bring new perspectives to your stories,
  • audience research and search engine methods to bring important stories to the people that need to hear them, and
  • data retrieval and the use of graphical data to drive powerful storytelling.

Complete in as few as 15 months

No GRE or GMAT scores required to apply

Live, online classes taught by Newhouse faculty

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