The mission of the College of Communication and Fine Arts is to provide excellence in instruction in selected communication, foreign language, and fine arts disciplines along with practical experiences in journalism, mass communication, music, speech communication, classics, modern languages, theatre, visual arts and design.
The college assumes that the richest experiences of human beings arise from their abilities to analyze and interpret intelligently and imaginatively works of art and performances as well as the rhetoric and actions of past and present leaders; to communicate effectively within a variety of contexts using the multiple languages and tools of the communication and fine arts disciplines; to make intelligent decisions in an increasingly complex and diverse, media-driven society; and to work together harmoniously in groups to accomplish established goals.
The mission of the college includes the creation of a climate within and beyond its institutional boundaries that encourages responsible, ethical, and informed expression within the disciplines of which it is composed.
Troy University's College of Communication and Fine Arts is a primary provider of cultural events benefiting the citizens of Troy, Alabama and the region. Accordingly, the college offers such fine arts events as art exhibits; symphony band, jazz band, and choral concerts; and theatrical performances (including musical and children's theatre). In addition, the college offers a variety of symposia and workshops and an annual fine arts season subscription.
As part of ongoing planning and evaluation, the College of Communication and Fine Arts regularly evaluates student learning outcomes for each degree program.
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* Please refer to https://www.troy.edu/admissions/ for specific program availability by location.
Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.
The Master of Science Degree in Strategic Communication, offered by the Hall School of Journalism and Communication in Troy University's College of Communication and Fine Arts, is modeled on a futuristic perspective and detours from traditional graduate programs. This is a program that focuses on the leading-edges of communication issues and positions graduates for immediate responses to the new realities facing today’s communication industries.
The online delivery system of the Strategic Communication program appeals to professionals across various disciplines seeking to add the skills of effective communication and leadership recognized as valued and critical to professional success in all major professions. Prior to completion of the program, the student will successfully complete a capstone strategic communication course.
Upon completion of the degree program, the student will have a thorough knowledge of critical thinking regarding strategic communication through a myriad of courses ranging from communication research to theories of strategic communication, ethics and legal issues in communication to advertising and public relations and online media communication systems. The student will succeed in a theoretically grounded, multifaceted media learning environment.
The following outlines the additional expected program learning outcomes of participants enrolled in the Master of Science Degree in Strategic Communication:
Conditional admission does not apply to this program.
Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, but lack the required grade point average and/or acceptable test score (official test score required) to be admitted unconditionally, may be granted conditional admission for a maximum number of nine semester hours. Students admitted under conditional status may, with the consent of their academic adviser, enroll in as many as nine semester hours during their first semester.
Certain qualified honors students who successfully complete the Troy Strategic Communication Accelerated Honors Option will be allowed to transfer up to nine hours of Master of Science in Strategic Communication graduate courses earned during their senior year of undergraduate studies to the Graduate MS in Strategic Communication Program. Refer to the most recently published Undergraduate Catalog for more information about admission to the BS/MS Strategic Communication Accelerated Honors Option.
A maximum of 12 semester hours taken at another regionally accredited college or university, with a grade of “B” or better, can be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University’s courses and must be approved the Hall School of Journalism and Communication’s graduate faculty.
Successful completion of the courses listed below with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better and successful completion of the required comprehensive examination is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If a student makes a “D” or “F” in a core or concentration course, the course must be retaken. If the student earns a “D” or “F” in an elective course, the course may be retaken, or another elective course taken in its place. A “B” or better must be earned in the capstone course, COM 6699, and the research course, COM 6691.
|Required Coursework: (15 Semester Hours)|
|COM 6600||3||Communication and Influence|
|COM 6605||3||Strategic Communication Theories|
|COM 6691||3||Strategic Communication Inquiry & Research|
|COM 6699||3||Strategic Communication Capstone|
|JRN 6640||3||Communication Law and Ethics|
|Elective Coursework (15 Semester Hours)|
|COM 6610||3||Leadership and Media Strategies|
|COM 6620||3||Contemporary Issues in Strategic Communication|
|COM 6630||3||Strategic Communication & Emerging Media|
|COM 6635||3||Strategic Organizational Communication|
|COM 6640||3||Global Communication|
|JRN 6600||3||Media Management|
|JRN 6615||3||Public Relations and Strategic Communication|