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Career Outlook with a Master’s in Communication

A master’s in communication prepares students for exciting, fast-paced careers in public relations, journalism, grant writing, technical writing, and specialized positions within many industries — making the degree invaluable in the career search. Drexel’s Master of Science in Communication is designed with career-readiness in mind. It equips graduates with a robust digital portfolio, networking plan, résumé and polished LinkedIn profile, along with theoretical and practical knowledge. Graduates leave with at least six months of professional experience in the field, having built career connections, portfolio pieces and industry skills in the process.

WHAT TYPE OF SKILLS WILL YOU GAIN WHILE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR COMMUNICATION?

Master’s in communication students gain both a high-level understanding of media landscapes and the professional skills to master diverse communication forms. Graduates are versed in both digital and print mediums to suit a variety of master’s in communication jobs. At Drexel, communication master’s students tailor their degree to their desired skills and experience in three concentrations: Public Communication, Technical Communication and Science and Health Communication.

Skills provided by Drexel’s MS in Communication include:

  • Digital Publishing
  • Social Networking
  • Public Relations
  • Nonprofit Communication
  • Grant Writing
  • Video Production
  • Technical Writing
  • Health Communication

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A MASTER’S IN COMMUNICATION?

What you can do with a Master’s in Communication includes positions in writing, editing, media production, human resources and many more. The degree is highly transferrable to diverse industries. The median mid-career salary for Master’s in Communication jobs include:

  • Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers: $124,850
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers: $104,140
  • Technical Writers: $70,240
  • Public Relations Specialists: $56,770
  • Media and Communications Specialists: $52,200

Master’s in Communication salaries reflect median wage data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stations Occupational Employment Statistics survey.

Learn More About How to Apply to the Drexel Master’s Program

Ready to Start the Journey to Getting Your Master’s Degree?

Apply for a Master's degree in Communication or visit campus to get firsthand information about a Drexel education. Contact Julia May, Director, MS Communication Programs, at jh378@drexel.edu for more information.