MA in Media Communications

Build 21st-century communications skills

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Online Courses
2 Years
Time to Completion
Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours Required

Our broadest, most flexible communications program

Advance your career by increasing your ability to analyze, create, and optimize effective, multi-channel communications through Webster’s MA in Media Communications. Graduate prepared to:

Designed for forward-thinking communications professionals

Advance your career

Gain progressive skills in multiple communications areas including social media and marketing, preparing you to succeed and lead in the worldwide communications industry. Our program is ideal for working professionals who seek to:

Gain professional experience

Learn in the classroom and beyond it with Webster’s MA in Media Communications. Pursue internship opportunities to enhance your knowledge and learn how to:

Classes focused on the future of communication

You must complete 36 hours to graduate with your MA in Media Communications.

Core Courses (21 credit hours)

The 36 credit hours required for the MA in Media Communications must include the required core courses.

  • International Communications
  • Media and Culture
  • Media Communications
  • Media Organization and Regulations
  • Media Production Management
  • Seminar in Media Communications

*One additional core course from MEDC electives, as determined through consultation with an academic advisor

Elective Courses (15 hours)

In addition to the seven core courses, students can take elective courses relevant to their degree in both the School of Communications and other university graduate programs.

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Designed to fit your life

Webster’s 100% online format provides the flexibility you need to earn your MA in Media Communications on your schedule. Make progress toward your master’s while keeping your life’s other obligations in balance.

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Rise in your communications career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of media and communications professionals is projected to grow at least 14% from 2020 to 2030. Graduate with your MA in Media Communications prepared for positions like:

Corporate Communications Director


Average annual salary (National, May 2020)

Public Relations and Fundraising Manager


Average annual salary (National, May 2020)

Public Relations Specialist


Average annual salary (National, May 2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale

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Achieve your personal and professional goals

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Webster is committed to your success, and you'll never be alone as you pursue your MA in Media Communications.

An education nationally recognized for quality

Earn your MA in Media Communications from Webster, a private, non-profit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and ranked #16 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” list in the Midwest Regional University category.

Professors. Professionals. Mentors.

Gain real-world knowledge from faculty experts with professional experience. Our professors serve as mentors eager to support your career goals and connect you to opportunities, including internships and jobs.

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