Communications Management

This interdisciplinary program is for public relations practitioners with full-time professional experience.

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If you're a public relations practitioner interested in earning a master's degree in communications management through an innovative distance-learning format, our program may be for you. This interdisciplinary, 36-credit program combines courses in public relations, business and leadership, fusing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for career advancement in the ever-changing public relations profession. The program received the 2011 PR Education Program of the Year Award from PRWeek.

Gain knowledge from three SU schools in one degree

Now in its 20th year, this fully accredited program includes courses from the Newhouse School (which confers the degree) as well as the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

As an enrolled student, you will meet with faculty at the beginning of each semester for short, on-site residencies in Syracuse and New York City and then study and prepare assignments from wherever you live and work. Our mid-career students come from all over the U.S. and around the globe, developing a network that lasts long after graduation.

Visit the Syracuse University graduate program application page to apply. 


The Newhouse School also offers a master's degree in public relations as well as Communications@Syracuse, an online master of science in communications with a specialization in public relations.

Featured Staff Member:
Nellie Jones

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Program Manager Executive Education

Nellie can answer questions or provide information about the communications management program. Contact her at 315-443-3368 or

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