Earn Your M.S. in Communications Management Online

Learn to Lead Teams in a Fast-Moving Industry

No GRE or GMAT scores are required to apply.

Scholarships may be available for qualified applicants.

Offering a blend of communications, business management and leadership courses, the M.S. in Communications Management program has been delivered by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in a distance-learning format since 1995. Now delivered in a flexible online format for a whole new generation of students, the program prepares experienced communications professionals who are looking to advance into leadership roles within the industry and effectively manage communications strategy for their organization.

Complete in as few as 18 months.

Live, online classes taught by Newhouse and Whitman faculty.

Join a Newhouse network of 28,000+ professionals.

Experience a Holistic Curriculum

The holistic curriculum focuses on the intersection of communications and business delivered in cooperation with the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Courses are led by expert faculty across each school and include Digital Strategic Communications Management, Financial Accounting, Strategic Management, and Digital Communications Strategy and Innovation.

The curriculum consists of:


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Prepare for Leadership Positions in Communications

The online program will prepare you with the leadership and management skills you need to compete for positions such as:

  • CEO/President/Owner
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Crisis Communications Consultant
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Communications & Digital Engagement
  • Manager of Content Creation
  • Public Information Officer
  • Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
  • VP of Communications
  • VP of Public Relations

Become a Leader of Diverse Teams

Take the next step towards advancing your career and join a professional network of 28,000+ passionate Newhouse alumni. Request information today.