College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program Overview

 
Larissa DaSilva shares her experience as a graduate student in the communication program.
Communication

The Master of Arts (MA) in Strategic Communication Program offers students academically challenging courses that provide insight and practical strategies to help our students succeed in the rapidly changing corporate and organizational world. The program uniquely develops the critical skills of communication and leadership in ways that can be immediately applied in practice.  The master's degree program, from the beginning, has been operating on a “learn it, apply it” philosophy. What you learn in class can be applied at work the next day. The MASC faculty are experienced practitioners who bring extensive and diverse leadership experience to the classroom. Students are challenged to think creatively, apply state-of-the-art technology and sharpen their leadership and communication skills in a dynamic, small-classroom environment.

The graduate program attracts a diverse group of students whose backgrounds in corporate, government and non-profit sectors in the United States and abroad contribute to the overall learning experience. Telecommunications, healthcare, entertainment, and pharmaceuticals are some of the many industries that are represented by students within the program. The 36-credit program is designed to meet the professional needs of each student.

Courses are offered on a flexible evening, weekend and online class schedule. We offer courses in the Fall, Spring and Summer. You can apply to start in any semester. 

Our multi-disciplinary program includes courses on a variety of topics including:

  • Organizational communication
  • Strategic Organizational Communication
  • Managerial Communication
  • Writing for the Organization
  • Advanced Corporate Writing
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Communication research
  • Crisis management
  • Small Group communication
  • Cross-Cultural communication
  • Cross-Gender Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Multiculturalism and Leadership
  • International Business Communication
  • And more…

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Richard Dool

(973) 761-9490
rrichard.dool@shu.edu

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