LinkedIn Names American University Among Top Universities For Media Professionals

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 28, 2015

The business networking site LinkedIn has ranked American University fourth on its list of the best graduate universities in the nation for media professionals. The ranking shows that American is one of the best institutions at launching graduates into desirable and high-profile media jobs, alongside Columbia University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Northwestern University.

LinkedIn analyzed millions of alumni profiles to create the list. They researched the top companies for media professionals and also looked at where media professionals on LinkedIn went to university. They then calculated and compared the percentage of alumni with media jobs at the top companies for each university.

This is another honor for American University. American is ranked among the best national universities in U.S. News & World Reports 2015 edition of Americas Best Colleges and is also named Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review for 2015. In addition, the Masters in Strategic Communication program has been ranked as one of the top five PR programs in the United States by PRWeek for two consecutive years and is the longest-standing program of its kind in Washington, D.C.

Graduates of the Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication at Americans School of Communication have gone on to work at the Washington Post, the United States Congress, World Bank Group, Edelman, Discovery Communication and many other renowned organizations.

Offered both online and on campus, the Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication focuses on the advanced skills and knowledge required to stand out in the fast-moving and competitive world of media. Through its physical location in the national media capital of Washington, D.C., the program provides students access to some of the worlds most prolific communication professionals. Faculty members and lecturers have worked with some of the largest PR firms, agencies and global companies in the world, bringing their experience with major communication strategies and challenges to the classroom.

Coursework covers the elements of creating dynamic campaigns and communications plans, research processes, analytical thinking and effective writing for a variety of digital and traditional media channels, transforming students into innovative communication experts able to seamlessly move across formats and channels to effectively convey their message.

For more details about the online Masters in Strategic Communication from American Universitys School of Communication, go to For the on-campus program, go to

About American University:

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nations capital and around the world.

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