M.A. in Media and Communication

Our master’s program in Chapel Hill balances training in communication skills, concepts and research methods.


Master’s Degree Programs of Study

Seeking a career in a media or communication industry?

Pursuing a career in academia or research?

Theory and Research

You can complete the Theory and Research program of study while earning a UNC School of Law degree in the J.D./M.A. dual-degree program.

Working full-time?

Learn about our part-time, online master’s program for communications professionals.


Why Carolina?

Get access to world-class resources on campus and a worldwide network of more than 16,000 MJ-school alumni.

Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle region are home to college-town charm, abundant culture and high-tech industry.

Learn about the MJ-school


The Roy H. Park Fellowships are among the most generous among media and journalism programs nationwide, providing top MJ-school master's applicants the financial support necessary for the students to focus on their academic and professional development.

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Or contact the Graduate Studies team at mjgrad@unc.edu or (919) 843-9471.




December 3
Spring Research Colloquium with Sue Robinson
Freedom Forum Conference Center
December 15
DEADLINE: M.A. in Media and Communication...

Student Work

Pursuing the dream: Giulia Heyward ’21 (M.A.), UNC Hussman journalist on the rise
UNC at the virtual AEJMC 2020 conference
Investing in research, innovation and industry perspectives: UNC Hussman celebrates new faculty hires and promotions
Associate Professor Trevy McDonald named Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
UNC at the virtual ICA 2020 conference
Six UNC Hussman alumni win 2020 Pulitzer Prizes
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