Graduate Bulletin

Communication Management, M.S.

SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

 

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: February 15

Spring: November 1

Applications are processed as they arrive up to the deadline date.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators who are able to provide insight into the applicant's potential for professional achievement and aptitude for graduate study.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

No specific coursework is required.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required. Scores at or above the 65th percentile are expected.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 105 iBT or 620 PBT.

Resume:

A current resume or curriculum vitae is required.

Other Requirements:

Submission of writing or research samples is optional.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36

Required Courses:
Core Courses (12 credits):
STRC 8101:  Communication Management Research Methods
STRC 8102:  Legal Issues in Communication Management
STRC 8103:  Organizational Communication
STRC 8105:  Social Responsibility in Corporations and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Electives (21 credits):
Electives may be chosen from within the M.S. program; from other degree programs within the School of Media and Communication; or from programs across the University, up to a maximum of 12 credits outside SMC.

Capstone Course (3 credits):

STRC 9101:  Capstone Project in Communication Management

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Capstone Project:

This course, which completes the degree, requires students to analyze in depth a professional issue in communication management, either at their current place of employment or as derived from public sources such as the media. This 50-page project allows students during their final semester to reflect on and sum up relevant concepts, practices, and readings from their entire course of study.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

http://smc.temple.edu/strc/graduate-program/

Department Information:

Dept. of Strategic Communication

216 Weiss Hall (265-65)

1701 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

nmckenna@temple.edu

215-204-1497

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Nicole McKenna
nmckenna@temple.edu
215-204-1497

Program Coordinator:
Dr. Donnalyn Pompper
dpompper@temple.edu
215-204-7894

Chairperson:
Dr. Cornelius Pratt
cbpratt@temple.edu
215-204-6991

 

About the Program

The M.S. in Communication Management is a professionally oriented degree offering students advanced skills to apply strategic communication as part of the leadership team. The program focuses on strategic and management aspects of communication that include articulating a mission, developing leadership skills to manage a staff, formulating message strategies, understanding research into public opinion, and designing information campaigns to achieve an organization’s goals.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 5 years

Campus Location:

Main, Center City

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m. Students are also able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Dept. of Strategic Communication

216 Weiss Hall (265-65)

1701 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

nmckenna@temple.edu

215-204-1497

Interdisciplinary Study:

Since policy, business, and culture shape and are shaped by communications, students are encouraged to undertake coursework in other areas of expertise that are relevant to their career plans.

Affiliation(s):

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

No.

Ranking:

Not applicable.

Accreditation:

Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

Not applicable.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the M.S. in Communication Management program have developed their expertise in strategic public relations, organizational communication, and government and political communication. They are prepared to serve in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors, as well as in local, national, and global contexts.

Licensure:

Not applicable.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits before submitting an application.

Financing Opportunities

Funding is currently not available for this program.

Updated 12.20.13