2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Strategic Communication M.A.


CIP: 090901

The Master of Art in Strategic Communication is a 32-credit online program focusing on skills that may be applied to multiple employment venues such as businesses, non-profits and government agencies.

Within this competency-based program, students learn and demonstrate knowledge and skills through exercises and activities. The program is designed for working professionals allowing students to complete the competencies at their own pace.

At Northwest, students may also earn credit through prior learning assessments giving students the opportunity to proceed through the program at a faster pace.

Portfolio Requirement/Comprehensive Assessment

A requirement for the successful completion of the degree program is the portfolio.  Each student will also write a reflective statement for their portfolio.

Research Component Requirement

Each student will complete the Capstone Domain at the conclusion of the first five domains.  While each student will have a unique capstone activity, the majority of the work will be research-based, and will be under the supervision of the student’s faculty mentor.

Requirements List

COM 29610Foundational Domain in Strategic Communication


COM 29620Core Domain in Organizational Dynamics


COM 29630Core Domain in Strategic Communication Management


COM 29640Core Domain in Project Management


COM 29650Core Domain: Strategic Communication Skills and Techniques


COM 29660Capstone in Strategic Communication


Total Credit Hours: 32