Online Graduate Programs

Part-time master's and graduate certificate programs designed for working communications professionals' ambitious schedules, from the acclaimed UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media

Program Comparison

Master of Arts in Digital Communication   Certificate in Digital Communication
2.5 years Duration 1 year
9 + final thesis project Courses 3
2 Courses per term 1
2-day orientation
5-day summer residency
On-campus sessions
in Chapel Hill
Up to 20 Class size Up to 20
March 13 (priority) and
June 12 (final)
Application deadlines May 1 (fall start) and
Oct. 1 (spring start)
3 years Professional experience required 3 years
Yes GRE required No Website


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  Online Master of Arts in Digital Communication

  Online Certificate in Digital Communication