TROY - Troy University's Hall School of Journalism and Communication has been recognized as one of the top 45 online communications master's degree in the nation.
The Master of Science in Strategic Communication was ranked 41 by Affordable Online Colleges, an education and industry resource for online education information. The ranking comes on the heels of the Hall School being recognized as the sixth best journalism school in the nation by the Radio Television Digital news Association's 2014 Best College Journalism Schools survey.
"The master's program has been in existence for less than five years and the accolade is a tremendous testament of the program's academic success, its outstanding faculty and students, and TROY's most supportive administration," said Dr. Jeff Spurlock, the school's director.
In order for universities to qualify for this ranking they must be public, not for profit institutions and offer at least five online master's degrees.
Qualifying schools were then evaluated based on the:
Count of online master's degrees available
Graduate tuition and fees
Academic and career counseling services
Job placement for graduates
AC Online Peer-Based Value (PBV)
"It was important to highlight the top-ranked accredited online communications degrees to accommodate all people with a passion for communications," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of Affordable Colleges Online. "There is no limit to what a degree in communications can provide to someone's professional future."