Starting in the fall, Radford University is bringing its Master of Science in Strategic Communication degree to the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

The graduate degree allows students to prepare for careers across various areas of expertise and industries, such as government, financial institutions, public relations firms, higher education and health education. 

Students in the program will explore courses in public relations, organizational communication, political communication, interactive media and analytics and more.

The new program is available through a partnership between Radford, SVHEC in South Boston, the New College Institute in Martinsville and the Southwest Center of Higher Education in Abingdon.

Classes are offered in a blended learning model with instruction originating from Radford’s main campus, and delivered online or through interactive video to the three partner locations. This format gives students the option of attending the site closest to them.

The Master of Science in Strategic Communication is a 36-hour program offered on a part-time basis so students can fit the coursework into their full lives. Classes will meet at the SVHEC one night a week during fall and spring semesters, and the entire degree can be completed in two years.

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend an upcoming Zoom information session to learn more about this exciting new cohort opportunity. 

For more information about the program, to register for an upcoming information session, or for information on how to apply for this new cohort opportunity, email or visit