Online Master's in Corporate Communication

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Gain valuable communication skills for the corporate world

The Master of Arts in Corporate Communication is one of the online fully online corporate communications programs in western Pennsylvania.

The study of communication is important to virtually every profession that involves working with people - education, advertising and public relations, management, marketing, health care, social and public services, politics and other organizational and institutional contexts, both public and private.

When you enroll in PennWest’s Master of Arts in Corporate Communication program, you will be mentored by experienced faculty and have the opportunity to participate in internships and practicums that build your confidence and professional network.

Online classes are both synchronous and asynchronous so, depending on your plan of study and capstone, you can earn your degree in three or four semesters. There is also a thesis option if you are interested in pursuing doctoral study or other terminal degrees.

Upon completion of the master’s degree, you will be prepared to advance your professional career, work with and serve others in diverse communities with dignity and respect, and understand the complexities associated with learning and communicating ethical and cultural values.

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National Accolades

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks PennWest Edinboro’s online graduate programs among the best in the nation.

Flexible and Affordable

Take your career to the next level while continuing to work in your field.

Tailored to Your Interests

This program consists of two core courses, a capstone and multiple electives to meet your specific career goals.

Fast Facts

Fully Online

One of the only Master of Arts in Corporate Communication programs in western Pennsylvania that can be completed fully online.




100% online and on-campus at PennWest Edinboro


Graduate Admissions

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Fall, Spring, Summer

What Can I Do with A Master's Degree in Corporate Communication?

This degree gives you many options, depending on your interests. For example, you may choose a career in:

  • Business as an owner or operator
  • Content creation
  • Corporate training and development
  • Digital media consulting
  • Higher education in four- and two-year institutions as professional staff or teacher
  • Internal/external corporate communication in areas such as health care, technology, finance and more
  • Political campaigns and advocacy
  • Professional/technical writing
  • Public relations/integrated marketing communication for nonprofits or corporations
  • Sports communication at the collegiate, high school, recreational or professional level

Graduate Outcomes

  1. To gain a working knowledge paradigms and theories that serve as a foundation for the study of corporate communication in business and nonprofit organizations
  2. To master communication research methods to gather, analyze and interpret data, and present findings of research through scholarly, corporate and proprietary venues
  3. To understand and apply ethical and social responsibilities in adapting and communicating messages in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, mediated, and public contexts
  4. To conduct analyses of real-world problems, conflicts, and crises at local, national, and global levels that impact corporate communication
  5. To develop critical thinking skills to evaluate arguments, engage in discourse and draw conclusions as consumers of information
  6. To become proficient in designing and conducting organizational communication audits that promote corporate effectiveness, fairness and sustainable professional relationships

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • GRE or MAT if GPA is below 3.0
  • (2) Recommenders if GPA is below 3.0

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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