The mission of the Department of Communications at Simmons College is to provide an intellectually rigorous path of study of communications media. Our online Master of Strategic Communications program, Communications@Simmons, blends integrative learning with a deep understanding of communications theory and emphasizes the development of critical thinking, superior writing capabilities, a contemporary visual intelligence, technical competence, and effective oral communication. Students also learn to recognize the breadth of communications professions, audiences, and purposes as well as the impact of cultural contexts within a global and increasingly digital society.
Students in the Department of Communications accomplish their educational and career goals in a supportive environment of collaboration, creativity, and active engagement with experiential learning. In this environment, our faculty of professionals and scholars are committed to standards of excellence and to the creation of a climate where students strive to make a difference in the community.