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Accelerated BA/BS + MS in Communication

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most sought-after skills by prospective employers industry wide. Drexel University is committed to building this strong foundation through the Accelerated Communication Degree, which enables academically qualified students to earn both a bachelor's and master’s degree — graduating sooner than they would in traditional programs. Graduates of the accelerated degree enter the workforce one year sooner with the benefits of a master’s degree in communication, using the year saved to gain full-time experience and earn a salary in the field.

Learn more about career options for graduates with an accelerated Communication degree

Both incoming freshman and current students are eligible to apply for this program. Students who are already matriculated may apply after completing a minimum of 90 credits but no more than 120 credits. Students who are accepted will take graduate level courses in their fourth and fifth years.

The Master of Science in Communication program offers three concentrations:

Public Communication

Public Communication has much to offer those looking to work in journalism, public relations and nonprofit organizations. Students can choose from courses such as Event Planning, Sports Journalism, Public Relations Writing and Strategies, and Document Design and Evaluation.

Technical Communication

Technical Communication provides skills in technical writing and computer documentation and prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries, from social networking to publishing to health insurance. Students choose from courses such as Technical Writing, Technical and Science Graphics and Technical and Science Editing.

Health and Science Communication

Health and Science Communication leads to careers in medical, science and pharmaceutical communication. Students can choose from courses such as Science Writing, Medical Writing, Video Production for Science and Technology, and Ethics for Science and Technical Communication.

Drexel’s Master's of Communication is interdisciplinary; students have the ability to take elective courses in any graduate program that Drexel offers. This gives students the flexibility they need to take classes in different fields that interest them. The Department of Communication is a close-knit community and professors often invite alumni who are working within the field to inform, network and communicate with students.

Learn more about Accelerated Degrees

APPLY FOR An Accelerated Communication Degree

Apply for an accelerated degree in Communication or visit campus to get firsthand information about a Drexel education. Contact Julia May, PhD, Director of MS Programs in Communication, at for more information.

Prospective Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.


BA/BS in Communication
MS in Communication