M.A. in Digital Communication

Our online master's program is designed for working communications professionals and their ambitious schedules.


Courses per semester, a part-time load designed for work, life and study balance


Work with a faculty member on a final project, often related to your job.


Percentage of students who, by graduation, attribute a new job or promotion to what they’ve learned


UNC Hussman alumni around the world and across communications industries



Why Carolina Online?

  • Broad curriculum balancing concepts and application, to equip students for strategic thinking and management-level decision-making in diverse subject areas
  • Small classes taught by full-time UNC Hussman faculty and industry experts
  • Opportunities to focus course assignments on real-world workplace topics and challenges
  • Access to UNC-Chapel Hill resources, including libraries, IT support and Adobe software
  • Two in-person experiences on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Networking opportunities with classmates, program graduates and Hussman alumni

Looking for a shorter online program? Consider our three-course graduate certificate. Finish in one year, and transfer credit to the master's program.
Want to study full-time? Learn about the specialized programs of study in our on-campus master's program in Chapel Hill


Learn more

Complete this form and we’ll contact you with information and program updates.

Or contact the Graduate Studies team at mjgrad@unc.edu or (919) 843-8307.



Student Work and Program News

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