MA in Communication
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.
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.
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.