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Northwest Missouri State University


Strategic Communication Major

Strategic Communication

The Northwest Difference

The Master of Art in Strategic Communication is a 33-credit online program focusing on skills that may be applied to multiple employment venues such as businesses, non-profits and government agencies.

Within this competency-based program, students learn and demonstrate knowledge and skills through exercises and activities. The program is designed for working professionals allowing students to complete the competencies at their own pace.

At Northwest, students may also earn credit through prior leaning assessments giving students the opportunity to proceed through the program at a faster pace.

Why pursue a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication

  • become more marketable in the areas of crisis communication, project management and managerial communication
  • use existing work experience toward program requirements
  • pay one fee per semester and earn up to 10 credits with prior learning assessments

Required domains

To complete the program, students complete six core domains:

  • Foundational Domain in Strategic Communication
  • Core Domain in Organizational Dynamics
  • Core Domain in Strategic Communication Management
  • Core Domain in Project Management
  • Core Domain in Strategic Communication Skills and Techniques
  • Capstone in Strategic Communication

By graduation, students are proficient in demonstrating the applicable skills to foster creativity, innovation and change.

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.