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Student Opinion

The graduate Communication program at AU has truly inspired me and has expanded my career options. The professors are engaging, knowledgeable and assign projects that give you firsthand experience with the topics that interest you the most. The program has given me the skills to work in global health where I can help to improve the health and wellbeing for people everywhere.”
– Emily Miller, 2017 graduate

MACSC

Mission Statement

The Master of Arts in Corporate and Strategic Communication (MACSC) program is dedicated to serving its students through excellent educational experiences leading to professional transformation, intellectual growth and a culture of life-long learning.

Department of Communication Studies

Mission Statement

The Department of Communication Studies is dedicated to its students by providing innovative and diverse leadership, intellectual rigor, and collaboration in a culture of scholarship.

Job Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (placing health and risk communication under the larger heading of public relations) estimates that there will be a 24% growth in employment of health and risk communication professionals by 2018 (www.bls.gov.)

Master of Arts in Corporate and Strategic Communication

MACSC

One of the Most Innovative Programs Nationally!

Corporate and Strategic communication has become one of the fastest growing areas in Communication Studies due to high demand for skilled communication professionals.

The need for competent communication skills by safety, health, and environmental professionals has never been more in demand in light of greater corporate responsibility and the growing focus on public safety and preparedness.

Why Choose Ashland University to Earn Your MA in Corporate and Strategic Communication?

  • 100% online degree program
  • 18 months, 30 credit hours
  • A growing focus on corporate responsibility, public safety, and preparedness has led to a need for competent communication skills and the growth of Corporate and Strateic Communication
  • Prepare for a wide range of careers by developing communication-intensive skills that reflect equity and justice and are adaptable to an ever-changing communications land scape
  • Opportunities to engage and contribute to the discourse of communciation-related issues regarding strategic communications, health care, and risk that are being deliberated at local, national, and international levels
  • AU's MACSC program provides a dynamic balance of communication theory, research, and application
  • Founded in 1878, Ashland University continues to have a rich tradition as a private, liberal arts and sciences institution preparing students for exciting professions and careers
  • Ashland University is ranked in the Top 200 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Apply Your Health and Risk Communication Skills

A background in health and risk communication provides you with the skills applicable to a variety of careers including:

  • Public health communicators at state and federal agencies who design, execute, and evaluate public health and safety communication campaigns
  • Public health communicators at state and federal agencies who provide risk communication in times of public health and safety crises
  • Practitioners who design effective behavioral-change communication strategies
  • Consultants for the advancement of health communication science
  • Scholars
  • Independent researchers who run risk analysis in an effort to make informed decisions

Apply Your Public Relations Communication Skills

A background in public relations communication provides you with the skills applicable to a variety of careers including:

  • Strategic communication managers who work in nonprofit agencies
  • Communication professionals who work in public relations as well as health and safety messaging
  • Scholars
  • Independent researchers who run risk analysis in an effort to make informed decisions

Professional Positions Available for Graduates

  • Risk Manager
  • Safety Training and Development Officer
  • Health Communication Training and Development Officer
  • Health Communication Specialist
  • Director of Communication and Public Affairs
  • Communication Project Specialist
  • Director of External Affairs
  • Security Specialist