Strategic Communication

Study in the Media Capital of the World

Focus on the skills essential to developing communication strategies that advance your goals with Columbia’s Master’s in Strategic Communication programs.

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Columbia University’s Master’s in Strategic Communication

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Strategic Communication is designed to respond to the urgent need for exceptional communication skills at all levels of the workplace and across all types of organizations. With three flexible paths for students at all career stages, choose the program that best suits your professional goals and schedule.

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Program at a Glance

“Professors include professionals at the top of their field, which helped me relate the theory to everyday applications and real-world settings.”

Bobby A., ‘18SPS, M.S. in Strategic Communication


On Campus
12 or 16 months to complete
Fall enrollment
For early career/career changers


Hybrid, Combination On Campus and Online
Up to 3 years to complete
Fall enrollment
For working professionals

Executive Path

Hybrid, Combination On Campus and Online
16 months, part-time
Fall enrollment
For working professionals in a leadership role

In this program, you will:

Gain Practical Skills

Focus on developing and implementing communication strategies that will advance your organization’s goals and mission.

Complete an In-depth Capstone Project

Apply your learnings to real-life communication problems and demonstrate mastery of strategic communication.

Access an Array of Elective Classes

Align your path of study with specific interests and objectives through Columbia’s other School of Professional Studies programs.