Master the art of communication and learn how to craft and share compelling messages that will cut through the noise to reach your target audience. Earn your MA in Communication at Johns Hopkins online or in D.C.

Degree Type:
Master of Arts
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
Online, Onsite
Washington, DC
10 courses
Time to Complete:
12 – 24 months

Program Overview

With more information available than ever before, creating powerful messages is no longer enough. You must cut through the noise to ensure people see, hear, retain, and act upon what you have to say.

Successful communication demands strong writing and presentation skills, strategic thinking, creativity, and an understanding of digital platforms, analytics, and audience engagement. The Master of Arts in Communication degree from Johns Hopkins University is designed for the workplace of today: a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates writing, research, technology, and strategy.

Advance Your Career

Industries of all kinds need skilled communicators at every level of their organizations to develop, create, and deliver effective messages of all kinds—and be able to measure their success.

The incredible versatility of this profession opens you up to positions in many segments of communication, including:

  • Public relations
  • Writing and editing
  • Publishing and media
  • Political communication
  • Brand management
  • Content strategy
  • Advertising and marketing

Boost Your Skills

Communication-related tasks are in nearly every public-facing position and require the ability to write and speak with clarity. This means professionals in nearly any field would benefit from solid communication training.

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Study on Your Terms

Designed with working professionals in mind, this program offers you the flexibility to take classes online or on campus during evenings and weekends.

Attend Our Next Event

Technological advances allow you to deliver your message to more audiences through more channels than ever before. Allow the MA in Communication degree to help you ensure those messages are not only targeted, but also effective!

Time: Oct 14 12:00 PM
Location: Online

Why Study Communication at JHU

Choosing Johns Hopkins for your on-campus or online master’s degree in communication has many benefits.

Learn From Top Communicators

Our faculty members are writers, authors, editors, publishers, strategists, analysts, and social scientists with decades of practical experience to share with you.

Specialize Your Studies: Six Areas of Concentration

Personalize your curriculum with an official Area of Concentration in public and media relations, applied research, political communication, health communication, digital communication, or corporate and nonprofit communication.

Choose From a Wide Range of Electives

Explore topics like communicating social change, speech writing, risk and crisis communication, media literacy, branding by motion picture, opinion writing, and managerial communication.

Expand Your Professional Network

Join a community of successful communication professionals. Our alumni have leadership roles in organizations of all kinds, from nonprofits and government agencies to global brands.

Complementary Credentials

Customize your communication studies by pursuing two credentials at once and you may find exactly the right educational focus to advance your career. In addition, these combinations will help you to earn the credentials in less time than if pursued separately.

Take the Next Step

Sharpen your skills and become the most effective communicator you can be.

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