Master of Science in Communication Management

Explore the many facets of communication principles, practices and strategies in an ever-changing workplace with the Master of Science in Communication Management in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple. This 31-credit online program prepares students to create effective communication campaigns and handle conflict and crisis management in a variety of industries and workspaces. Designed for entry- and mid-level professionals, the Communication Management master’s program’s curriculum focuses on key areas such as

  • audience analysis,
  • communication strategies for emerging media, 
  • organizational communication, and 
  • research and data synthesis.

Through the completely virtual nature of the program, students are able to learn through a combination of webinar and teleseminar courses, online interactions with faculty, and other resources accessible to them at their convenience. Additionally, the online format gives international students an opportunity to participate in the Communication Management MS program from their home countries. 

Classes & Curriculum

Classes for the Master of Science in Communication Management are held entirely online. Although designed for full-time students to complete in one year, part-time students can take up to four years to complete. 

The 31-credit program includes 12 credits of required core coursework, 18 credits in additional courses and a final capstone project. Some of the major courses include

  • Cross-Cultural Leadership, 
  • Leading Diverse Teams and
  • Storytelling Through Innovation.

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You can focus on Communication Management or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution

    Students in the Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution concentration study the impact of effective crisis management and organizational conflict negotiation. With this concentration, you acquire a comprehensive understanding of the causes of workplace discord through communication concepts, processes and theories. You also study negotiation and de-escalation techniques to resolve employee disputes and learn how to apply these skills when developing conflict management systems in the workplace.

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  • Public Relations

    Utilize communication techniques to shape attitudes and influence behavior. Prepare to employ public speaking, persuasion and multiple theories of communication for public, private and academic ventures.

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  • Strategic Communication and Cross-Cultural Leadership

    Become an ethical and socially responsible leader who can negotiate conflicts and manage crises within your organization. Learn to utilize data and research in decision-making processes, and gain the communication skills needed to propose and defend strategic solutions. In this four-course concentration track, you will acquire the expertise that positions you to successfully develop and manage collaboration in the workplace.


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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,169.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,565.00 per credit

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