Online degree and certificate programs offered in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University are highly competitive programs designed for those who want to excel in advertising, public relations, corporate communication, health communication, and communication management.
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Murrow Online students learn how to use advanced media tools, create data-based communication plans, and design and deliver integrated promotional campaigns across earned, owned and paid channels. The programs are tailor-made for emerging professionals, communications specialists, and other business professionals wishing to enhance their communications capacities.
Murrow Online Programs provide a comprehensive set of undergraduate and graduate courses designed for young professionals and adult learners who seek to become effective and ethical communicators. Courses are rooted in the foundation of research methods in partnership with courses teaching students best practices and industry standards in contemporary communication strategies and tactics.
- Washington State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
- All programs are 100% online
- Students pay in-state tuition rates
- Financial aid is available as are veteran’s benefits. Students must take at least six credits to qualify for financial aid.
- All programs are administered through Murrow College. All courses are designed and delivered by Murrow College faculty housed on the Pullman campus or campuses in Everett and Vancouver. More than 10 full-time faculty teach in the programs.
- Student engagement is built into each course and with it, students benefit greatly from knowledge share and mutual exchange. Faculty and students engage regularly throughout the duration of a course via email, discussion forums, phone, or video conference.
MEET YOUR ADVISORS
Online BA ISC: Kris Baier: Academic Advisor, WSU Global Campus / 425-405-1775
Online Graduate Certificates & Degrees: Christy Curtis, MA: Senior Instructor and Graduate Coordinator / 509-335-5608
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BA INTEGRATED STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
120 credit hours (30 must be from WSU)
Murrow College’s online bachelor of arts in Integrated Strategic Communication provides a broad-based curriculum that focuses on both digital and traditional media.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE – STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
12 credits (4 courses)
Coursework address advanced media tools, best practices in market research techniques, integrated communication strategy and the design, implementation, and measurement of promotional campaigns across paid, earned, shared, and owned channels.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE – HEALTH COMMUNICATION & PROMOTION
12 credits (4 courses)
Coursework addresses best practices in market research techniques, multimedia content creation, crisis communication, professional ethics, and research methods.
MA Strategic Communication
30 credits (10 courses)
This is a highly competitive program designed for those who want to excel in advertising, public relations, corporate communication, and communication management. Students learn how to use advanced media tools, create data-based communication plans, and design and deliver integrated promotional campaigns across earned, owned and paid channels. The degree is tailor-made for communications specialists and other business professionals wishing to enhance their communications capacities.
MA Health Communication & Promotion
30 credits (10 courses)
This program is designed for those who work in communication fields and health sciences and are seeking to refresh and update their skills or specialize in health communication and promotion. The program is also tailored for individuals who want to enter the profession of health communication and promotion or enhance their credentials to meet Murrow College standards for ethics, integrity, and leadership within the field of health communication.
Rebecca L. Cooney, MS
Director, Murrow Online Programs and Clinical Associate Professor of Strategic Communication
Chair, Department of Strategic Communication and Associate Professor
Kris Baier, M.Ed.
Advisor, Online BA Integrated Strategic Communication
Graduate Coordinator and Sr. Instructor
Megan Starr-Gepford, MA
Academic Coordinator, Online BA Integrated Strategic Communication and Academic Advisor
Angela Schweigert, M.Ed.
Facilitator, Murrow Student Success and Readiness and Academic Advisor
Sara Stout, MS
Director, Student Services
Alex Tan, PhD
Special Advisor to the Dean, Graduate Studies and Professor
The degree is administered through Murrow College. We do not outsource teaching, advising, or administration of the program. All courses are designed and delivered by Murrow College faculty housed on the Pullman campus or our branch campuses.
- More than 16 full-time faculty teach in the program
- Approximately 50% of faculty are published PhD scholars with expertise in ethics, persuasion, research methods, health communication, advertising, and media literacy
- The other 50% of faculty are professors of practice with more than 15 years applied experience in integrated communication, digital marketing, public relations, crisis communication, and market research.
- This combined instruction model ensures that students are exposed to contemporary best practices, trends, and technologies in the industry, as well as equipped with a strong foundation of knowledge in communication principles.
Faculty in the college have leading scholar rankings for research in Advertising, Ethics, Persuasion, Media Literacy, and Public Relations. All of our faculty are connected to Murrow College and the region – serving as full time research and clinical faculty and instructors teaching classes both on site and online to undergraduate and graduate students. A small subset of our online faculty are regional alumni and area communication professionals who were hand-selected to support curriculum and teaching excellence.
Student engagement is built into each course and with it, students benefit greatly from knowledge share and mutual exchange. Faculty and students engage regularly throughout the duration of a course via email, discussion forums, phone, or video conference.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MURROW FACULTY
WSU Global Campus
- US News and World Report ranked WSU #20 (of 367) in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. Press release by Jeff Willadsen.
- Guide to Online Schools ranked WSU #4 (of 25) in Best Online Colleges – Bachelor’s Degrees
- Great Value Colleges ranked WSU #24 in the Top 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Western US
- Best Colleges listed WSU in the top 25 (#17) Most Affordable Online Colleges
- Best Colleges listed WSU #34 (of 50) in Best Online Colleges in Washington
- Nonprofit Colleges Online ranked WSU #34 in the Top 50 Best Nonprofit Colleges and Universities for Online Master’s Degrees
- Nonprofit Colleges Online ranked WSU #15 in the Top 50 Best Online Public Universities
- Nonprofit Colleges Online ranked WSU #9 in the Top 10 Nonprofit Online Colleges in WA State
- College Choice ranked WSU #20 in the Top 25 Best Online Colleges and Universities