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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 and prepare to advance within your current organization or transition into a new career path.

Learn to navigate the process of translating research and data into engaging and effective strategic communication through our 100% online programs designed for working professionals.

Applied Learning

Understand how data informs communication strategy that drives audiences to action.

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 that allows you to customize coursework to fit your interests and goals.

Community Connection

Develop a lasting network in a close community among your peers and faculty.

Quick Facts



MS in Strategic

Graduate Certificate in
Strategic Communication*








100% Online

100% Online

Start Date

August 24, 2022

August 24, 2022

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

Early Decision Deadline: May 30, 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:

  • Learn to interpret research and data and communicate it in an effective way.
  • 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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