Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Strategic Communication degree allows Radford University students to prepare for many advanced career positions or for the pursuit of a doctoral degree. Students may choose one of two courses of study:

Non-Thesis Option (36 semester hours)

The non-thesis option is for students not planning on pursuing a doctoral degree. Non-thesis students, in addition to completing 18 hours of required classes, must complete 18 hours of electives as approved by their advisers. Students pursuing a non-thesis course of study must also pass a written examination prior to graduation.

Thesis Option (36 semester hours)

The thesis option is for students planning to pursue a doctoral degree. Thesis students, in addition to completing 18 hours of required classes, must complete 12 hours of electives as approved by an adviser. Instead of a final examination, thesis students must apply for permission to complete a thesis worth 6 credit hours. Prior to graduation, students will present an oral defense of their thesis, which will be evaluated on the basis of the student's argument and research.

Review the complete listing of courses for the Strategic Communication graduate degree program.