Master of Strategic Communication
The Master of Strategic Communication program may be completed in as little as 18 months. The fast completion time of this program is typically convenient for participants who are eager to advance their careers and enhance their employment opportunities. This program is completely project-based, which means students are not required to listen to lectures or take tests. The format of the curriculum is solely based off of applying concepts to real life situations. The knowledge application format aims to ensure that students will be able to utilize their skills while employed.
Communication is a fundamental skill while working in various employment settings. Through the curriculum, students may develop their skills in communication, writing, teamwork, critical thinking, and much more. Developing proposals and communication to different types of audiences is crucial for those who wish to be employed in this field. Students may also enjoy the convenience of completing their coursework online and from home. However, participants will be required to attend five weekend workshops and faculty mentoring sessions while completing the program.
In order for students to graduate from the program, they must complete a total of five project sequences. Each sequence equips participants with knowledge of communication, message development, organizational assessment, marketing communications, and much more. All valuable information gained through the sequences is directly applied through the projects and through the last sequence, the capstone project. After all coursework is completed, students should have developed their professional skills, knowledge of communication, and their portfolio. Upon completion of the program, graduates may be eligible for promotions within their current career or other advancements.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Founded in 1875 as the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, a preparatory school, Westminster first offered college classes in 1897 as Sheldon Jackson College. In 1902, college trustees adopted the new name, Westminster. Moving to its present location in 1911, Westminster became the first accredited two-year junior college in the intermountain area. In 1935 Westminster modified its curriculum to qualify as a four-year junior college and in 1949 became a four-year liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences. Today Westminster exists as a fully independent, privately funded, nondenominational, comprehensive liberal arts institution of higher learning with selected graduate programs, meeting the West's educational needs.
Westminster College offers bachelor's and master's degrees from the following schools:
- School of Arts and Sciences
- Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Nursing and Health Sciences
At Westminster College, we offer a variety of online certificate and degree programs that are designed with the specific needs of working professionals in mind.
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