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Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication

Entry Terms
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Fall 2020 A start (Sep 4); B start (Oct 16) | Winter 2021 A start (Jan 1); B start (Feb 12) | Spring 2021 A start (Apr 2); B start (May 14)

International Students:
Fall 2020 (Jul 13); Winter 2021 (Nov 2); Spring 2021 (Feb 8)

Credits Required for Graduation
45-49 quarter hours

The rise of social and digital media is changing organizational communication across industries, increasing the need for communication professionals with a diverse skill set whose messages get heard. From negotiation and writing, to crisis management and public speaking, the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication at Northeastern University will prepare you to address complex organizational communication challenges and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 

With a Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication degree, you will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Create a flexible schedule to your needs while maintaining close connections with fellow classmates and faculty members. Our organizational communications courses are offered 100% online, in a learning environment that allows for the open and collaborative communication you would find in a typical classroom.
  • Put what you learn from the corporate communications master’s into practice by completing a project for a real-world employer through our Experiential Network, engage in an international field study, or participate in a co-op at your current company or in your desired field.
  • Customize your corporate communications master’s degree and hone your skills in the area of interest best aligned to your career goals. We offer eight organizational communications degree concentrations, including:
    • Cross-Cultural Communication
    • Social Media and Online Communities
    • Public and Media Relations
    • Project Management
    • Leadership
    • Human Resources
    • Leading Communication Strategy and Talent Development
    • Usability/User Experience
  • Join a global network of alumni, working in organizations like Shell, Edelman PR, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, and IBM.

Student Testimonials:

"The capstone class really helped me improve my writing skills, think about the words I use, and think about how to communicate with people." - Katheen A., Program Graduate

"The leadership concentration overall offered a great deal of reflection and introspection, and I'm very appreciative of that. I have always been a quiet, timid person, but aspired to be a leader. This course was aptly named, as I feel it truly helped develop my leadership capabilities." - Jillian P., Program Graduate

Discover how an MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication can impact and elevate your career.
About Northeastern

A corporate communications master’s program at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as part of a top 50-research university, our organizational communications degree offers a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study.

Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Our corporate communications master’s also allows you access to a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow communications master’s degree students. Together, these form the cornerstone of a master’s in organizational communications that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.

  • Northeastern University’s communications master’s programs are designed to meet the demands of today’s high-growth industries, providing students with the skills needed to succeed in the modern, global organizational communications workforce.
  • Pursue powerful career advancement opportunities in human resources, leadership, public relations, and more through our global network of over 3,300 corporate partners.
  • Directly and immediately apply what you learn from your organizational communications master’s to a pressing project in your own organization or through an experiential learning opportunity with one of our corporate partners.
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