Master of Science in Strategic Advertising and Marketing

Develop strong brand campaigns that grow audiences and drive business with the Master of Science in Strategic Advertising and Marketing, a joint master’s degree offered by the Fox School of Business and Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Acquire the skills needed to merge market research, consumer behavior analysis and creative storytelling techniques into successful communication strategies.

This interdisciplinary master’s program combines analytic-oriented marketing courses from Fox and strategy-oriented advertising courses from Klein, resulting in a unique blend of quantitative and qualitative insights. Striking a balance between theoretical principles and hands-on application, the program’s curriculum prepares students for work in numerous areas of marketing and advertising, including

  • interactive brand strategy,
  • marketing research analysis,
  • mobile strategy,
  • social media management and
  • strategic planning.

Remain at the forefront of today’s media landscape by staying abreast of changes in target audiences, technology and information delivery methods. From Temple’s renowned faculty of industry experts, you will build knowledge around concepts central to the development of marketing and advertising campaigns. Those concepts include

  • performance metrics analysis,
  • data visualizations,
  • market research strategies and
  • multi-platform media plans.

This master’s program is part time and composed of evening courses at Temple University Center City, allowing you to complete your coursework while working professionally. Its location in Philadelphia provides you with opportunities to connect with leading organizations in the area. The program’s marketing and advertising classes are meant to be taken concurrently, and the average duration of the program is five semesters.

Distinguished Faculty

A diverse faculty brings extensive real-world knowledge to the Strategic Advertising and Marketing MS program, with some professors holding more than 25 years of professional experience in business development, cable television advertisement and marketing management. Professors have held positions at such globally recognized firms as Millward Brown, and others have worked with entertainment, tourism, insurance and automotive brands. Locally, faculty members have served as board members for AIGA Philadelphia and the Philly Ad Club.

Classes & Curriculum

The Strategic Advertising and Marketing MS curriculum comprises five semesters, with the option to take courses on a part-time basis. Learn more about the program format and timeline.

Among the courses offered in this 30-credit degree program are

  • Advertising Research and Strategy,
  • Consumer and Buyer Behavior,
  • Persuasion and the Marketplace,
  • User Experience Designs and Strategy, and
  • Visual Communication and Branding.

A three-credit Capstone in Marketing course connects students with real-world business challenges in the marketplace. Success in this course requires playing an active role in a field research project, applying knowledge, skill and competency to develop and implement a company’s product line and communication strategy.

Explore the full list of required courses.

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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 2021–2022 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,142.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,142.00 per credit

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