MA in Communications Management

The next step in your communications career

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Online Courses
2 Years
Time to Completion
Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours Required

Combine creativity and strategy

Learn how to develop and employ concise and strategic communication to benefit organizations and advance your career with Webster’s MA in Communications Management. Graduate prepared to:

Designed for forward-looking communications professionals

Advance your career

This program is designed to include courses that teach both communications and leadership skills to create a distinctive profile for graduates ready to lead as they enter or advance in the job market. Our program is ideal for working professionals who seek to:

Gain professional experience

Learn in the classroom and beyond it with Webster’s MA in Communications Management. Pursue internship opportunities to enhance your knowledge and learn how to:

Classes focused on the future of communication

You must complete 36 hours to graduate with your MA in Communications Management.

Core Courses (21 hours)

The 36 credit hours required for the MA in Communications Management must include the required core courses.

  • Media and Culture
  • Media Communications
  • Media Organization and Regulations
  • Media Production Management
  • Organizational Communications
  • Seminar in Media Communications
  • Strategic Communications

Elective Courses (15 hours)

In addition to the seven core courses, MA students can choose five elective courses offered in School of Communications majors.

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Designed to fit your life

Webster’s 100% online format provides the flexibility you need to earn your MA in Communications Management on your schedule. Make progress toward your master’s while keeping your life’s other obligations in balance.

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Rise in your communications career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of media and communications professionals is projected to grow at least 14% from 2020 to 2030. Graduate with your MA in Communications Management prepared for positions like:

Corporate Communications Director


Average annual salary (National, May 2020)

Public Relations and Fundraising Manager


Average annual salary (National, May 2020)

Public Relations Specialist


Average annual salary (National, May 2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale

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Achieve your personal and professional goals

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Webster is committed to your success, and you'll never be alone as you pursue your MA in Communications Management.

An education nationally recognized for quality

Earn your MA in Communications Management from Webster, a private, non-profit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and ranked #16 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” list in the Midwest Regional University category.

Professors. Professionals. Mentors.

Gain real-world knowledge from faculty experts with professional experience. Our professors serve as mentors eager to support your career goals and connect you to opportunities, including internships and jobs.

Hear from one of our graduates

The Communications Management program allowed me to get a feeling of what it would really be like to work in the media industry, and the curriculum was focused on the professional skills that I needed.

- Maria Pyatakova
MA, Media Communications, Geneva
Class of 2020