The power to communicate will expand your career opportunities.

Whether you are a recent graduate, a professional looking for new career opportunities or an aspiring leader, the Iowa MA in Strategic Communication will prepare you for the next chapter of your career. This graduate program delivers the unsurpassed training in writing, communication, and storytelling that the University of Iowa is known for in a convenient and flexible online format at an outstanding value.

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Real-time, interactive classes

Get all the benefits of live discussion and collaboration combined with all the flexibility of the online format.

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Gain valuable skills

Gain the communication skills employers value most and advance your career. 

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Personalized Support

Get mentoring from your professors and peers, and tailor your degree plan to your professional goals.

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A prestigious degree you can afford

With a tuition of about $1900 per class that is the same for in-state or out-of-state students, the Iowa MA in Strategic Communication is the most affordable advanced degree of its kind.

Important Deadlines

December 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline

April 15

Summer Semester Application Deadline

July 31

Fall Semester
Application Deadline

Admission decisions made on a rolling basis.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit. 

Core course – 15 hours
Additional upper-level electives – 15

Total hours – 30

Core Courses and Electives

The M.A. in Strategic Communication requires the following coursework (each course is three semester hours):

  • Foundations of Strategic Communication
  • Digital Strategic Communication
  • Strategic Communication Research
  • Strategic Communication Writing
  • Capstone Project in Strategic Communication

You will earn an additional 15 credit hours in elective coursework. You also may choose other electives appropriate for your individual programs, from courses offered by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and other University of Iowa departments and programs.

General Catalog Information

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