Online Master’s in Strategic Communication and Leadership

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Modern organizations change as fast as the trends and technologies that power them. Communication 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 of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership program prepares you to do. Our program gives you the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications, gain practical experience with immersive projects, and engage with coursework designed to reflect real-world scenarios. With Maryville, you can study with award-winning faculty invested in your success, so you can prepare to lead — and thrive — as you discover the next phase of your career.

Here’s how Maryville University helps set you up for success:

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Program Start Date: 01-15-24

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Earn certifications from Google, Salesforce, and Hubspot.

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Build dynamic, practical skills for nonprofit and business careers.

“The field of marketing and communication is changing drastically. But the digital transformation of the industry that I’m known for in class is second to what will have the most dramatic impact — diversity, inclusion, and equity. I am passionate to be a leader in making the marketing and communication industry open and welcoming to a new generation of professionals.”

— Dustin York, Associate Professor of Communication and 2022 AMA 4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award Winner


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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