Explore Our Three Specializations
Students of Syracuse University’s online master’s in communications will each take 18 core course credits to build a foundation in communications theory and practice. They can then select one of three nine-credit specializations to align their studies with their area of interest.
Study public relations management, campaign planning and execution. Create well-crafted communications to promote an organization’s message. Build the skills to pursue positions in corporate and nonprofit environments.
- Public Relations Theory
- Public Relations Management
- Public Relations Campaign Planning and Execution
Strategize, manage and create successful advertising campaigns for all types of media. Develop the expertise for careers in advertising agencies, strategic marketing companies or corporate marketing departments.
- Strategic Principles and Practices
- Communications Planning
- Digital Branding and Strategy
Explore the digital innovations that are changing the nature of how journalists deliver and readers consume news. Gain skills in data analysis, newsgathering, editing and information visualization for social and digital media.
- Web and Mobile Story Production
- Data-Driven Journalism
- Emerging Media Platforms
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The field of communications is always evolving, shifting and changing with technological innovation. With a strong focus on current and emerging digital trends, Communications@Syracuse will prepare you with skills to succeed in today's global media landscape.
Next Application Deadline
November 9, 2018
“I was stationed in Belgium with the U.S. Air Force when I enrolled — so had Communications@Syracuse not been so willing to host an online program in the immersive way that they did, I wouldn’t have a degree now, wouldn’t have been accepted into my next master’s, and likely wouldn’t have my current job.”
Adam Harder, December 2016 cohort, Journalism Innovation
A Highly Engaged Faculty
Newhouse faculty are mentors, teachers and scholars who bring their experiences at top organizations to the classroom.
Amy Falkner, who teaches advertising, is a graduate of the Newhouse School. Amy has been the lead researcher for the 2001 Gay/Lesbian Consumer Online Census, a fellow at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and a two-time winner of the Newhouse Teaching Excellence Award.
Bill Jasso, who teaches public relations, served as vice president of communications at Time Warner Cable, where he directed the company’s launch of and media relations for its Road Runner High Speed Online product.