Embrace new career challenges—now and in the future—with an MS in Communication from Walden University.

Grounded in the latest communication practices and theories, this online master’s degree program prepares you to:

  • Craft persuasive messages.
  • Strategize effective communication plans.
  • Use both traditional and digital channels to position your message.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 8, 2017

Duration: 21 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits


More about our MS in Communication program

  • Curriculum

    In our MS in Communication program, you will touch on a variety of communication topics including:

    • Media Effects: Mass Media in Modern Society
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Crisis Communication
    • Marketing Communications, Storytelling and Persuasion
  • Career Options

    An MS in Communication degree will allow you to further your experience as a leader in a variety of fields, such as:*

    • Corporate communications
    • Public relations
    • Social media marketing
    • Copywriting and speechwriting
    • Editing/reporting

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in Communication program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MS in Communication program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your MS in Communication at Walden?

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Coursework is based on the latest research and current best practices.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Graduate Certificate Included

    Earn a graduate certificate after completing certain specified courses within the master’s degree program.



“The mentorship at Walden has been the greatest value. It's consistent, empowering, and encouraging. It's provided a wealth of resources."

André Lynch | MBA and BS in Business Administration graduate