Advance Your Career With a Graduate Degree From Webster

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(No longer accepting applications for this program.
It will be replaced by the MA in Strategic Communications.)


Boost Your Career with a Master’s in Communications Management Degree

Take the next step in your communications career by earning your master’s in Communications Management. Webster University’s Master of Arts in Communications Management is ideal for aspiring young professionals or mid-career managers already in the communications field or who are wanting to transition to a communications career.

Our MA in Communications Management program includes coursework from both our Media Communications and Business Management graduate programs, allowing you to offer a distinctive educational profile as you enter or advance in the communications management field. This combined program focus will help you develop skills, expertise and knowledge to excel in a communications management career.

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For those already working in the communications field, our program provides the opportunity to develop the educational and experiential background to advance to a position with broader communications management responsibilities. For those seeking to pursue a communications career path, our program allows you to develop a strong foundational knowledge of communications as you delve into management studies.

Learn to develop and employ clear, concise and effective strategic communications — a critical skill employers seek. Designed to be flexible and attainable for working professionals, our MA in Communications Management program can be completed through Webster University Online, allowing you to continue to work full-time.

Choose Webster for Your Master’s in Communications Management Degree

Double Your Focus to Develop Enhanced Skills

Combining graduate-level coursework from our Media Communications and Business Management programs, our MA in Communications Management will prepare you to manage and lead communications efforts in any field. You will learn to:

  • Develop strategic communications to address business and organizational issues or challenges
  • Apply business management skills with a communications focus
  • Create effective solutions to communications problems
  • Craft effective communications strategies by collaborating with creative and technical experts
  • Design and implement communications plans, including strategies and tactics
  • Adapt and integrate new skills as technologies change

Network While Earning Your MA in Communications Management through Webster University Online

Webster’s online MA in Communications Management program offers you the convenience of earning your degree while still working full-time. Our online format is designed to connect you not only to your instructors, but also to your classmates. You build a supportive network of communications professionals as you learn together and discuss communications management topics, gaining progressive skills in communications and management areas.

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Explore Our State-of-the-Art Communications Facilities and Equipment

Webster’s School of Communications complex allows you to learn in a state-of-the-art media communications production and education facility. Gain hands-on experience with the latest technology and equipment, including unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include:

  • An audio and video production and recording suite
  • Workshop space
  • Sound stage
  • Photography studio
  • Gallery
  • Animation, game design and video post-production labs
  • Flexible communications studies teaching and learning spaces


Maria Pyatakova
Student Spotlight

“The Communications Management program allowed me to get a feeling of what it would really be like to work in the media industry.”

Maria Pyatakova
Maria Pyatakova, Geneva campus

BA in Media Studies, ’18; MA in Communications Management, ’20

What Can You Do with Your Master's in Communications Management?

With your MA in Communications Management degree from Webster, you will be prepared to advance your communications career or enter the field through a wide variety of communications areas. Our alumni work in management, marketing, public relations, social media, digital media, corporate communications, advertising, journalism and many other areas.

Your communications management career path may include a job title such as:

  • Director of Corporate Communications
  • Director of Public Affairs
  • Advertising, Marketing or Promotions Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Marketing or Management Analyst
  • Brand Manager

Salary Information for MA in Communications Management

As the career path opportunities and job titles vary, so does the salary, depending on your specialization. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for the general field of Communications is $54,000 a year. However, most positions in Communications Management earn more, ranging from $74,000 for Social and Community Service Managers to $119,860 for Public Relations and Funding Managers.

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