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Communications Management

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

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.

Communications management alumni tell how our executive master’s program enabled them to achieve an advanced degree while working full-time—and advance their careers through a powerful combination of strategic communications, business management and leadership education.

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.

For more information on the communications management program, contact Anthony D'Angelo at (315) 443-3368
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Maria Russell

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Maria Russell

Director, Executive Education Professor Public Relations

Maria Russell joined the Newhouse public relations faculty in September 1986 after more than 14 years of professional public relations practice. Russell's professional accomplishments have brought her numerous national communications awards and recognition.

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