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Strategic Communication and Public Relations (M.A.)

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Washington runs on 24/7 news cycles, spin control and strategic social media. Get the skills you need to be a communications pro! From national and global media outlets to public relations firms, from Capitol Hill to nonprofit organizations, the nation’s capital is the place to work in communications. At Trinity, you will gain the skills for success in today’s fast-paced communications field – and be ready for the next wave of new media!

Trinity’s Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Public Relations program trains the next generation of communication experts to think critically, strategically and creatively. The program’s unique blend of technical and tactical course work prepares graduates to practice the craft of communication ethically and equitably. Significant individual study and guided independent learning enhance the academic experience and sharpen practical skills.

Career-focused: For those seeking to advance in their current communication role or seek a career change, this program positions graduates to be effective communicators and leaders in corporate, nonprofit, government, and private sector organizations. Students learn key communication skills – from content creation to digital strategy – to give them a competitive edge in the marketplace, for careers in strategic communication management, public relations, public affairs and digital media.

Affordable: The Master of Arts program is affordable – with one of the lowest tuition rates in the Washington region.

Convenient: Evening courses are offered in an accelerated format with eight-week terms, making it convenient to complete the 36-credit program (12 courses). Students generally take three courses per semester and complete their degree in two academic calendar years (21 months). Students may choose to complete the degree in three academic calendar years by taking two courses per semester.

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Featured Courses

SCPR 520 Multicultural Media History SCPR 530 Crisis Communications SCPR 540 Journalism and Public Relations Writing SCPR 600 Media Law SCPR 605 Media Ethics Case Studies SCPR 632 Political Communications and Campaigns

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Career Paths

Social Media Manager and Analyst
Media Specialist
Senior Editorial Manager & Content Specialist
Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications
Digital Director
Community Relations Specialist
Marketing and Social Media Coordinator
Senior Public Relations Specialist
Communications Writer
Public Policy Associate

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