Master of Science in Communication
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The emergence of social media, the prevalence of digital story-telling, and the unprecedented growth of shared economy, among others, all reiterate the exponential evolution of communication currently witnessed.
At Azure, our goal is to bring you up to speed with these new developments, since our master’s degree in communication will prepare you to be relevant for present and future careers. This hybrid program is just pioneering in Haiti, and already promises to give you an edge by empowering you to remain professionally relevant in an increasingly dynamic environment.
The hybrid MS in Communication is a program anchored on contemporary communication theories and practices designed to enable you draft messages that will resonate with local, national and global audiences, in addition to being compatible with all available media forms. By leveraging real world experiences, the program will impart in you the knowledge to develop, execute and measure, through traditional and innovative channels, the prevailing strategies used in integrated communication.
Specifically, the master’s degree in communication offered at Azure is designed to cater for those interested in marketing, public relations, social media, digital media, and corporate communication, among other areas of interest.
Earn a Professional Credential Prior to Getting Your Degree
The epic of uniqueness of this hybrid master’s degree program in communication is that Azure will award you a Graduate Certificate in Communication upon successful completion of the first courses.
Upon successful completion of this master’s in communication program, the graduates will be able to:
- Leverage producer and consumer perspectives to conduct a critical analysis of the media
- Make effective use of theories and principles of communication learnt
- Produce satisfactory results by using both traditional and digital media platforms
- Be able to navigate the regulatory environment that influence the field of communication
- Conduct a critical and effective evaluation of communication plans and activities
- Oversee or undertake the successful implementation of communication plans and activities to achieve set organizational goals
- Uphold ethical practices as applied in the communication field
- Be able to maintain professionalism during interactions with stakeholders
- Leverage creativity in solving emergent organizational issues
In demand skills
Operating in a marketplace characterized by increasingly high uptake of digital, social and mobile platforms, there is a growing demand for professionals with exceptional communication skills. A study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that in the decade ending 2020, growth in public relations (+23%), advertising, promotions and marketing management (+14%) and technical writing (+17%) will all be above average.
A Versatile and Relevant Degree
The MS in Communication program offered at Azure will be the foundation of your advancement to a number of challenging and rewarding field that include, among others:
- Corporate communications
- Public relations
- Media management
- Nonprofit communication management
- Employee relations
- Social media
- Training development
- Organizational development
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm(viewed hybrid March 12, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
- 30 total semester credits
- Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
- Captstone course (3 sem. cr.)
The above sequence presents the minimum time required to completion. However, this will vary from one student to another, based on such outcomes as credit transfers (where applicable), and individual progress. You can reach us on XXXXXX for personalized advise on a more accurate estimate time to completion.
|COMM 6100||Communication Theory in Practice: Here and Now||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6110||Media Effects: Mass Media in Modern Society||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6130||Communicating Using Social and Digital Media||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6150||Interpersonal Communication||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6160||Creative Strategy and Execution: From Brief to Presentation||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6170||Public Relations Concepts and Strategy||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6190||Marketing Communications, Storytelling, and Persuasion||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6180||Crisis Communication||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6501||Brand and Product Management - Elective||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6900||Communication Capstone||(3 sem. cr.)|
|COMM 6501||Brand and Product Management|
Tuition & Fees
|Courses||30 total semester credit hours||$295 per semester hour||$8,850|
|Technology Fee||Per semester||$200||$1,000|
|Total with Transfer Credits†||$10,850|
*The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at
*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $1,000 to $1,400.