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PRWeek Honors MA, BA degrees

Over the past two years, PRWeek Magazine gave SOC's MA in Strategic Communication (2013) and SOC's BA in Public Communication (2014) the second-highest honor in the Best PR Education Program of the year category.

What is Public Communication?

It’s at the heart of our economy, society, and politics. Studios use it to promote their films. Politicians use it to get elected. Businesses use it to burnish their image. Advocates use it to promote social causes.

It’s a field built on ideas and images, persuasion and information, strategy and tactics. No policy or product can succeed without a smart message targeted to the right audience in creative and innovative ways. The ability to communicate strategically is what our programs are all about. Read more


What Students Say

Francesca Ernst

[SOC gave me] "guidance, support, connections and skills to launch a successful career in the field."

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Strategic Communication Handbook 2013-2014

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