2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, BA/MSC

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The Master of Science in Communications (MSC) is offered by the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Clark University. The MSC curriculum is designed to enhance communication skills and managerial techniques through courses that integrate theoretical models with practical application methods. 

The MSC degree focuses on experiential learning integrates communication, marketing and public relations. With an emphasis on practical application, students learn the leadership and communication skills essential for an immediate competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The fundamental learning themes in our Master of Science in Communication degree program center around strategy and planning, consumer behavior and insights, content marketing, ethics and technological tools of the trade.  The Master of Science in Communication  program provides students with the concepts and frameworks to leverage these highly sought after skills into a distinct advantage in the workplace. 

Departmental Eligibility Requirements

The MSC is open to students from any Clark undergraduate major. Students with fewer than three years professional work experience will be required to  complete a one graduate semester credit bearing internship, which includes a required internship seminar.  (The internship course is taken the summer between undergraduate graduation and the fall graduate degree semester).

Students are required to meet with the MSC Accelerated Degree Program adviser as a formal part of the admissions process. This meeting is intended to assist prospective students in assessing the appropriateness of the degree to their professional aspirations. The student applies to the MSC program by completing the Online Application no later than May 1 of the junior year. Please note that application deadlines differ for students who are graduating off cycle (either a semester early or late) or who have advanced standing; such students should contact Graduate Admissions for alternative dates.

Program of Study

The MSC is comprised of 10 graduate courses, including required foundation courses (5) and electives (5). The required foundation courses are:



Senior Year:
Students must take two MSC courses during their senior year. Selection of these courses are made in conjunction with the MSC Program Advisor.

Summer between Senior Year and Graduate/ Fifth Year:
An internship is required for incoming students and a 2nd course is recommended in order to complete the remaining courses within the fifth year.

Graduate/Fifth Year:
During the Fifth Year the remaining courses should be completed. No more than eight of the required courses may be taken in the fifth year.


Students will pay a one­time program fee of $1,000 in the first semester of graduate study.  Students also pay a $20 activity fee in the fall and spring semesters as well as a one­time enrollment fee of $200. Students are responsible for paying for housing, food, books, and other personal items.

Program Adviser

Students are required to meet with the designated program adviser and have them sign the Accelerated Degree Program Adviser Form.  The signed form confirms the student and program adviser have discussed the requirements of the program. This form is available on the Graduate Admissions website.

The designated program adviser is:

Tara Mason
Jonas Clark Hall Room 111
School of Professional Studies

Once you have started your fifth year, you may be assigned a different academic adviser.

Any students considering applying to the Accelerated Degree Program should read and understand the Accelerated Degree Program Policies and Procedures  .

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