Online Master’s in Strategic Communication and Leadership

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Prepare for today’s industry

Anticipate tomorrow’s

Modern organizations change as fast as the trends and technologies that power them. Communications and leadership strategies that worked yesterday might not work tomorrow. So how do you help your company meet the future needs of its current consumers? You stay on top of emerging trends — and get ahead of the competition.

That’s exactly what Maryville’s online master’s in strategic communication and leadership program prepares you to do. Our program gives you the opportunity to earn industry certifications, participate in experiential projects, and engage with coursework that has real-world application for your career. Study with us, and you can enhance the skills you need to set yourself apart and pursue greater opportunities.

This is your moment — your chance to drive change and position yourself as a thought leader in strategic communications. We can help you do it. Let’s be brave together.

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Program Start Date: 05-08-23

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Careers for those with a master’s in strategic communication and leadership include:

  • Communication director
  • Social media manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Advertising account executive
  • Project manager
  • Digital strategist



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Why choose our master’s in strategic communication and leadership?

In our program, you can take on immersive projects and coursework with real-world application to your career, and you can graduate with at least three in-demand professional certifications to bolster your communication and leadership skills — and your resume.

Our program features include:

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Apply with no application fee and no entrance exams.

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Benefit from financial aid options and transfer credit friendly admission.

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Access courses 100% online.

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Learn from industry-experienced faculty.

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Earn certifications from Google, Salesforce, and Hubspot.

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Build dynamic, practical skills for nonprofit and business careers.

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At Maryville, we don’t succeed unless you do. That’s why our online master’s in strategic communication and leadership degree is career-based and future-focused. Choose this 36-credit-hour program, and you can personalize your studies to align with your professional goals. Whether you want to run a communications department or start your own consulting business, we offer the industry-relevant courses to match.

Much like you, we’re outcomes driven, and it shows in our curriculum. It’s the reason we partner with leading authorities like Google and Salesforce. Choose our online master’s in strategic communication and leadership program, and you can graduate with at least three industry-leading certifications:

  • Google Ads Certification
  • HubSpot Content Marketing Certification
  • Salesforce Certification

Sample courses:

Strategic Leadership CoreBuild your foundation in leadership as you complete courses in leadership, evidence-based research, organizational communication, and professional ethics.

Strategic Communication CoreStrengthen your foundational knowledge of communications theory and learn how to apply what you learn in real-world business settings.

Emerging and Digital Media Concentration. Study the skills to help you excel in an increasingly digital communications landscape.

Elective CoursesPersonalize your educational experience by choosing elective courses that relate to your career goals and interests.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020