Our 36-credit Political Communication (MA) is incredibly versatile—complete it part-time or full-time, from one to three years. Courses are offered primarily in the evening, allowing working professionals to participate in our program and leaving time for students to participate in internship and networking opportunities.


Core Requirements (24 credits)

Number Course Modality Credits
CC 608 Public Affairs In-Person 4
CC 609 Political Communication In-Person 4
CC 645 Research Methods & Practice In-Person 4
CC 651 Speech Writing, Persuasion, & Propaganda In-Person 4
CC 652 Emerging Communication Technology Available Online in Fall Semester Only 4

CC 692 


CC 699




In-Person 4

*CC 699 Thesis Option requires 8 credits; total of core is increased to 20 credits.

Elective Courses (12-credits)

Number Course Modality Credits
CC 623 Public Diplomacy Available Online in Fall Semester Only 4
CC 624 Campaign Management Available Online in Fall Semester Only 4
CC 626 Crisis Communication In-Person 4
CC 636 Negotiation and Group Process In-Person 4
CC 643 Global Communication In-Person 4
CC 604 Strategic Planning and the Managerial Process In-Person 4
CC 621 Content Development & Strategy In-Person 4
CC 628 Entrepreneurship and Creative Problem Solving In-Person 4
CC 632 Sports as Soft Power In-Person 4
CC 633 Sports, Culture and Society In-Person 4
CC 640 User Experience Design Available Online in Summer Semester Only 4
CC 655 Project Management and Communication In-Person 4
CC 690 Internship in PR In-Person 4
CC 695 Seminar in PR In-Person 4
CC 697 Directed Study In-Person 4