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Communication Program Requirements Students take 10 courses. They follow the strategic planning or research track. Students tailor their coursework to their needs, graduating with a balance of social science and practical skills. Students who choose the strategic planning track take: »  Research and Writing Methods »  Three cores »  Six electives Students who choose the research track take: »  Research and Writing Methods »  Three cores »  Five electives »  Thesis

About the Program The Johns Hopkins MA in Communication Program provides a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates digital technology with innovative strategic communication and strong writing skills. The program offers concentrations in public and media relations, political communication, health communication, digital communication, and corporate/non-profit communication. The MA in Communication helps professionals advance or switch their careers. The majority of our graduates claim that the master’s degree helps with moving into a new position. Our alumni are senior managers in various organizations, such as government agencies, associations, non-profits, and corporations. Both students and alumni have access to our exclusive job opportunities listings and Career Services Center. Students can earn their MA in Communication onsite—at our conveniently located Washington, DC Center; or online. Most onsite classes take place on weekday evenings; a few occur on Saturday mornings. Students have a flexible course schedule and can start and continue their studies during the spring, summer, or fall. They have up to five years to earn their degree; most take about two years. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED COURSES »  Research and Writing Methods »  Thesis (for research track students only) Core Courses »  Introduction to the Digital Age »  Changing Behavior through Communication »  Media Effects »  Persuasion »  Applied Research Sample Elective Courses »  Public Relations in the Age of Digital Influence »  Opinion Writing »  Crisis Communication »  Effective Web Design and Strategy »  Political Communication Campaigns »  Public Policy Management and Advocacy »  Communicating for Social Change »  Behavior Change and Education through Entertainment »  Organizational Communication »  Branding and Advertising

For more information Memi Miscally, DrPH, MPH Director, MA in Communication 202.663.5776 /

The program admits students on a rolling basis. In general, prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications no later than two months before the start of the desired semester. As the exception, international students are encouraged to apply no later than 3 months before the start of the semester.

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Prospective students must hold a bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling in the MA in Communication program. Our students come from diverse educational backgrounds such as Political Science, Biology, Psychology, and Sociology.


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