Program Overview

Building on a 20-year legacy, our dynamic master’s program is constantly updated to respond to global opportunities in communication and digital media fields.

Graduates are thoughtful and intentional professionals, equipped to critically engage with organizational challenges, and apply superb storytelling practices to effect change.

The program has three degree options:

(click the icons to learn more about each)


Our curriculum focuses on professional communication, with course offerings developed by industry leaders and top researchers. Specializations in eight key areas distinguish Comm Lead graduates in the workforce and prepare them to competitively advance their careers:



Comm Lead has a connected community of hundreds of alumni positioned at key global organizations in the public and private sectors. We view the diversity of experiences and perspectives in our student body and alumni network as one of our program’s core assets.

Years Since Bachelor's Degree: 14% 10+ years, 31% 5-9 years, 55% 0-4 years
Genders Represented: 26% Male, 2% Other, 72% Female
Countries Represented: United States, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Nigeria, Gambia, Kazakhstan, China, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, United Kingdom
Ethnicities Represented: 34% White, 11% Hispanic American, 10% Asian American, 9% African American, 1% Other, 1% Hawaiian Pacific Islander, 34% International

For more, visit our Student Life page


Communication leadership is not just our graduate program’s namesake. It’s a behavioral model for today’s world — anywhere in the world. These are the core tenets that guide us as a program:

For more, check out “A Declaration of Communication Leadership

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