From social media to digital storytelling, the communication field is evolving at an exponential pace.

Step up to new career challenges—now and in the future—with an MS in Communication from Walden. One of the first of its kind, this online master’s degree program can give you a professional edge in an industry that’s ever-changing.

Featuring coursework grounded in the latest communication practices and theories, the MS in Communication program prepares you to craft compelling messages for local, national, and global audiences and translate that messaging into different media. Real-world scenarios and projects enable you to learn how to effectively develop, execute, and measure integrated communication strategies using both traditional and innovative channels.

Whether you’re looking to advance in your current role or explore exciting new career opportunities in marketing, public relations, digital media, social media, or corporate communication, earning your master’s degree in communication from Walden can help you get there.

Earn a Professional Credential Prior to Getting Your Degree

Walden’s MS in Communication program offers an embedded Graduate Certificate in Communication, which you are eligible for after the first four courses.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MS in Communication program will be able to:

  1. Apply communication theories and principles effectively.
  2. Critically analyze media from producer and consumer perspectives.
  3. Use appropriate traditional and digital media to attain desired results.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of how the regulatory environment impacts the communication field.
  5. Evaluate communication plans and activities.
  6. Implement communication plans and activities that will result in achievement of organizational goals.
  7. Practice ethically in the field of communication.
  8. Communicate professionally with stakeholders in oral and written modes.
  9. Use the creative process to solve organizational issues.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.


Lisa R. Hargett

Lisa Hargett

MBA Graduate
Looking back on my MBA program, it is impossible for me to not recognize the leaps and bounds of progress I have made both personally and professionally.
Walden provides a strong foundation that ensures you can do anything if you set your mind to it.
By pursuing my degree, I wanted to set an example for my kids. I wanted them to see that all things can be accomplished with support from family and friends, and through determination.
Lisa Minnihan BSBA Graduate / MBA Graduate
Lisa Minnihan
Sandra Walker MS in Leadership Graduate / BSBA Graduate
Sandra Walker
Becky Fleming B.S. in Communications Graduate
Becky Fleming
Man researching online education on laptop
Request Information
Request Information
Please use our International Form if you live outside of the the U.S.
Please use our Domestic Form if you live in the U.S.
*Required Field
Academic Interests
Contact Information
Invalid email address
Please provide a valid phone number
Please provide a valid zipcode
United States
Additional Information

By submitting this form, I understand and agree that Walden University may contact me via email, text, telephone, and prerecorded message regarding furthering my education and that calls may be generated using automated technology. You may opt out at any time. Please view our privacy policy or contact us for more details.