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Master's in Science Communication

Bring science out of labs and libraries and into the world.

A flexible degree for a growing professional field

Complete your degree in as little as 1.5 years

33-credit program

Entirely online degree offered through synchronous and asynchronous courses

This program is offered in collaboration with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, a national leader in science communication training and research.

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Explore the M.S. in Science Communication

33-credit M.S. in Science Communication

Complete your degree from anywhere, at your own pace

Choose from two concentrations: General or Climate Communication

Our students are a mix of working professionals and full-time students.

In your classes, you'll learn about the science of science communication, professional opportunities in this growing field, and have a chance to network with peers and potential future colleagues.

As a grad student, you will learn to

  • Share scientific discoveries in ways that resonate with diverse audiences
  • Conduct  and evaluate empirical, social science research
  • Design targeted communication campaigns that respond to the needs, values and cultures of an audience
  • Recognize your own biases and understand how your experiences shape how you see and interact with individuals and communities 
  • Support diversity and inclusion in written and verbal communication
  • Contribute to high quality, professional projects that build bridges between science and society

You will also experience the Alda Center's unique approach to communication training that blends social science research, communication strategy and improvisational techniques to help you prepare for and remain nimble in an ever-changing world.


When you graduate, you'll be able to

  • Combine your previous expertise with evidence-based communication practices
  • Pursue a career in science communication, a fast-growing and vital field
  • Help build bridges between science and society





Academic Concentrationss

In the Master of Science in Science Communication Program, you will be able to choose between two concentrations: General Science Communication and Climate Communication. 

Both concentrations require the same number of credits (33), and can be completed in as little as 1.5 years.

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