MS in Communication Overview Virtually every industry today has a need for strong, effective communicators. Drexel's MS in Communication program provides students with the tools they need for professional careers in the corporate world as communication specialists. Today, the biggest challenge for any corporation, organization or institution is getting the right message to the right people through the right medium. Technical Communication - For careers as technical writers, computer documentation specialists, and training specialists Public Communication - For careers in journalism and public relationsProgram Features and BenefitsRelevance - You'll gain the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare you for careers in public relations, journalism, science and technical communications through a combination of traditional journalism courses and courses that will expand your understanding of the world, advances in technology and the impact of the media. Flexibility - You can attend full time or part time, and can begin the program in any academic quarter. Classes are available online 24/7. Career-Oriented - You'll develop a professional portfolio for use outside of the university setting and participate in six months of internship to gain experience in communication related fields Outstanding Faculty - Over 90% of Drexel University faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field. Highly Interactive - Online method designed to challenge and engage while remaining convenient for working professionals PortfolioAs a final graduation requirement, each student must submit a professional exit portfolio. Based on coursework and professional assignments, the portfolio undergoes a rigorous process of review by faculty members and by a professional outside the university.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum Required Courses COM 500Reading & Res Communication3.0COM 610Theories of Communication and Persuasion3.0Electives*24.0Required Concentration Courses15.0Students must select and complete one of the following concentration options: Technical Communication COM 510Technical Writing COM 570Technical and Science Editing COM 612Ethics for Science and Technical Communication COM 620Message Design and Evaluation COM 630Software Documentation Public Communication COM 613Ethics for Public Communication COM 635Electronic Publishing COM 650Telecommunications Policy in the Information Age COM 663Event Planning COM 680Public Relations Writing and Strategies Total Credits45.0*Any appropriate graduate course offered in the University can serve as an elective if the student has sufficient background to take the course. In addition, the program offers its own elective courses including special topics (COM 690). Qualified students may also pursue independent study for elective credit in special cases.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited college or universityGRE scores are not required, but are recommended for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationA 1500 word essay explaining why you wish to enter the programResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for the MS in Communication Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.