Digital Communication Leadership Curriculum
Standard Format 32-Credit Curriculum
Our 32-credit Standard Format curriculum consists of 4 core courses (16 credits) and 4 elective courses (16 elective credits) and can be completed full-time in one year or part-time in two years.
Executive Format 28-Credit Curriculum (5+ years professional experience)
We also offer the program in an Executive Format curriculum that consists of just 28 credits.
Working professionals with at least 5 years of relevant work experience can waive 1 elective class (4 credits) to complete the program for a total of 28 credits.
The Executive Format requires the same 4 courses (16 core credits) as the Standard Format, but only 3 elective courses (12 credits). Your eligibility for the Executive Format will be reviewed when you apply. This format can be completed full-time in one year or part-time in two years.
Both formats are entirely online and asynchronous, meaning you can take courses from anywhere and at any time that works best for your schedule. Students can begin in the fall or spring term.
The following courses are required to complete the degree for the Standard and Executive Format:
|Leading Organizational Change||4||Online|
|Project Management & Communication||4||Online|
|Inclusive Leadership & Conflict Management||4||Online|
|Leading Effective Teams||4||Online|
Standard Curriculum: Choose four elective courses (16 credits) to complete the degree. You can mix and match courses to fill in knowledge gaps based on your needs.
Executive Curriculum: Choose three elective courses (12 credits) to complete the degree. You can mix and match courses to fill in knowledge gaps based on your needs.
The following courses are a sample of our elective course offerings.
|Emerging Communication Technology||4||Online|
|Online Content Strategy||4||Online|
|User Experience Design||4||Online|
|Cross-Platform Audience Strategy & Messaging||4||Online|
|Digital Crisis Management||4||Online|
One-Year Sample Curriculum Map
The following is a sample curriculum map based on the Standard 32-credit, full-time, one-year-long schedule. You can also complete the degree part-time in two years and start the degree in the spring (January) semester to fit your needs.*
Fall Semester 1 (8 Credits)
- Project Management and Communication
- Leading Organizational Change
Spring Semester (8 Credits)
- Leading Effective Teams
- Inclusive Leadership and Conflict Management
Summer Semester (8 Credits)
- Digital Crisis Management
- User Experience Design
Fall Semester 2 (8 Credits)
- Cross-Platform Audience Strategy and Messaging
- Online Content Strategy
*Subject to change