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Gain Industry-Relevant Strategic Communication Skills

Pursue a strategic communication graduate program from Butler University and prepare for a pathway to growth across industries.

Learn More about Butler's Strategic Communication Programs

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Program Overview

Butler offers an online Master of Science in Strategic Communication and an online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication. Both programs are designed with a rigorous yet flexible curriculum through a merger of theory and practice in a connected community of students and faculty. With applied learning and real-time application of skills at the core of our coursework, you’ll build upon your foundational communication toolbox. At Butler, you’ll prepare to tackle today’s communication challenges while gaining in-demand skills to advance or pivot within your organization.

Stay abreast of industry trends and learn to lead strategic communication initiatives through our 100 percent online programs designed for working professionals.

Customizable Curriculum

Tailor your coursework to your areas of interest and professional goals.

Real-Time Application

Gain skills that you can immediately apply in your organization through real-world simulations and collaborative projects.

Flexible Yet Rigorous

Engage with a rigorous curriculum through 100 percent online coursework.

Professional Network

Gain a lifelong professional network of connections across industries.

Quick Facts



MS in Strategic

Graduate Certificate in
Strategic Communication*








100% Online

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Spring Start Date

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

*The certificate provides a pathway into the Master’s in Strategic Communication program.

Early Spring Deadline: October 10, 2022

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Connect with your dedicated enrollment advisor to learn more about:

  • Military benefits, including Yellow Ribbon participation
  • The expedited admission process—get a decision within two weeks
  • One-on-one admission counseling
  • $35 application fee

A GMAT/GRE score is not required for admission to this program.

For financial aid information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 317-940-8200.

Experiential Learning

We infuse experiential learning throughout the strategic communication curriculum and offer students real-time application of skills through various hands-on opportunities. As a part of your coursework, you will:

  • Apply concepts and best practices to lead communication strategy on multiple media platforms aimed at diverse audiences.
  • Design and analyze research methods to drive informed communication strategy and address organizational goals.
  • Utilize real-world case studies and simulations to learn how to strategize, plan, execute, and evaluate ethical and effective strategic communication.

If you enroll in the master’s program, you will also complete a comprehensive capstone experience that tackles real-world communication challenges that organizations face.


The GRE and GMAT are not required for our strategic communication programs.

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Learn from Accomplished and Experienced Faculty

From public relations and advertising to research methods and strategic communication, our esteemed faculty bring invaluable knowledge and experience to the classroom. Our expert faculty have years of strategic communication experience across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, technology, non-profit, government, politics, and media. Through quality instruction, mentorship, and lasting professional relationships, you can further your academic growth and career possibilities through a strategic communication graduate program at Butler.

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