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Graduate Programs

Mississippi College's Department of Communication offers three online, 32-hour Master of Science (M.S.) degrees with specializations in healthcare, intergrated, and strategic communication.  An 18-hour Certificate in Public Relations is also offered.

Each master's program in communication can be completed in two years fully online, with some courses also available on our Clinton, Mississippi, campus.

Why study Communication at Mississippi College?

Underscoring our commitment to a high-quality graduate education, ranked our Department of Communication #3 in the Best 20 Communication Degrees in 2020.

In 2021, ranked Mississippi College #4 in the Top 49 Master's in Communication Degrees, noting our specialized communication degrees and our online format.

Because the interdisciplinary field of communications stretches across multiple industries, selecting a specialized Master’s Degree in Communication enables you to build career-advancing skills that put you ahead of the competition.

Communication and Careers

Our online Communication graduate programs are designed to advance your career in public relations, media, and related fields.  Our graduates pursue careers at a wide variety of public relations and marketing agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the communication and media industries are projected to grow over the next decade.  In particular, public relations specialists roles are expected to grow at a rate nearly twice as fast in that same period.

Are You a Good Candidate for Graduate School?

In addition to the requirements for admission, you may be a good candidate for our graduate program if:

  • You have solid command of the written word and will work to become an excellent writer
  • You're disciplined with your time
  • You're willing to take constructive feedback
  • You're comfortable with online education technology and digital communication tools
  • You have a plan on how a graduate degree will advance your career or scholarly ambitions
  • You're willing to work hard to achieve your goals

Admissions Requirements

Please carefully review the admissions requirements for our graduate programs.