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:
On Campus, Online
Washington, D.C.
10 courses
Time to Complete:
12 – 24 months
Visa Eligible

MA in Communication 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.

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.

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Why to Pursue an MA in Communication at Hopkins

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 non-profit 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 non-profits 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, this combination will help you to earn the credentials in less time than if pursued separately.

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

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