New media. New strategies. New leadership opportunities.

USC’s online Master of Communication Management program will enhance your ability to execute effective communication strategies across a range of settings. Students learn how to research global markets for an emerging brand, craft a compelling story for a non-profit organization, and how to support a corporation in crisis to regain credibility. Offered through our acclaimed Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the online MCM prepares you to gather, interpret, analyze and translate information—effectively transforming complex ideas into actionable strategy.

  • Complete coursework 100% online
  • Learn from leading experts in public relations, integrated and digital marketing, social media campaigns, change management, communication research, and corporate communication
  • Study at a school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Receive the same degree as the on-campus program, taught by the same Ph.D.-level professors
  • Graduate from an institution ranked in the top 15 of all U.S. colleges by the Wall Street Journal and in the top 25 national universities by U.S. News & World Report

Sample of Graduates’ Career Opportunities:

Public Relations Manager:


median salary*

Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Manager:


median salary*

Corporate Communications Manager:


median salary**

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015
**, 2016

Being a graduate from USC Annenberg garners an undeniable professional reputation. It carries a certain degree of weight, and in today’s economic environment, it can set you way ahead of the pack and turn you into a major asset in the tough and competitive employment pool. Previously a public service employee … I am now a Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Herbalife North America, and have basically tripled my salary since I graduated from USC Annenberg!”

Marco Gonzales
Communication Management, ’00

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked USC #22 among the top colleges in the country.

USC is ranked #17 nationally in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey.

USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

USC is ranked #3 in the world in communication and media studies by QS World University Rankings.