College of Arts & Sciences

General Approach

The M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership program provides a unique and powerful curriculum of leadership development combined with communication expertise that enables professionals to achieve business success.

View the graduate catalog for the full degree requirements and course descriptions.


The 36-credit online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership (MASCL) degree is a dynamic Internet-based program that provides a highly interactive, team-based learning environment encompassing the following five modules and a cross-modular skills component:

Module I
COMM 8520 Strategic Communication and Leadership

Module II
COMM 8521 Organizational Leadership, Management and Communication

Module III
COMM 8522 Leadership Communication Strategies

Module IV
COMM 8523 Diversity and Globalization

Module V
COMM 8524 Strategic Planning

Three 2-credit Residencies
COMM 8525-8527 Communication Excellence - Individual Skills Coaching Through All Modules


The program includes 3 on-campus weekend residencies for students to apply what they have learned online and present their speeches and strategic communication plans. The final residency weekend concludes with commencement exercises.

View the updated academic calendar with Learning Team 37 Calendar (LT37) »

Cinque R. Pace, M.A.,
Graduate Programs Coordinator
(973) 761-9698

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