MS in Communication Overview Virtually every industry today has a need for strong, effective communicators. Drexel's MS in Communication program provides the tools you 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. Program 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, you'll 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 This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses COM 500Reading & Res Communication3.0COM 610Theories of Communication and Persuasion3.0COM 698Creating and Managing Communication Professional Identities3.0Electives*21.0Required Concentration Courses15.0Select and complete one of the following concentration options: Technical Communication COM 510Technical Writing COM 525Document Design and Evaluation COM 570Technical and Science Editing COM 612Ethics for Science and Technical Communication COM 630Software Documentation Public Communication COM 613Ethics for Public Communication COM 635Electronic Publishing COM 650Telecommunications Regulation and Policy COM 663Event Planning COM 680Public Relations Writing and Strategies Science Communication COM 520Science Writing COM 525Document Design and Evaluation COM 570Technical and Science Editing COM 612Ethics for Science and Technical Communication COM 670Medical Writing Total Credits45.0*Any appropriate graduate course can serve as an elective if you have sufficient background to take it. In addition, the program offers its own elective courses including special topics (COM 690). Qualified students may also pursue independent study 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 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 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.