Develop critical intellectual and strategic leadership skills that will allow you to tackle the complex challenges of communication and business and uniquely position yourself for a leadership career with this dual degree program.

Degree Type:
Dual Degree
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
Online, Onsite
Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC
10 courses for MA in Communication, 21 courses for the MBA
Time to Complete:
Varies based on course availability and schedule
$4,687 per course for the MA in Communication portion of the degree. Tuition rates for the MBA are available on the Carey Business School website. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Program Overview

The Johns Hopkins MA in Communication/MBA was developed for managers in public and media relations, advertising, crisis communication, organizational development, and risk communication.

This dual degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to solve communication problems in the workplace, use new media to transform existing business practices, reach out to media and clientele, and manage corporate images. It also allows you to expand your knowledge and skills in business and management, preparing you to lead nonprofit, public sector, or commercial enterprises.

With the MA in Communication/MBA program, you’re uniquely positioned for a leadership career in business and communication. By completing both the managerial education requirements of the MBA and the advanced disciplinary requirements of a specialized MA in Communication degree, you’ll develop critical intellectual and strategic leadership skills that will allow you to tackle the complex challenges of communication and business.

This dual degree program is designed with class schedules to accommodate working adults—classes are offered in the evening, and Saturdays, so you’ll never have to break stride in your career to earn your credentials.

Program Requirements

MA in Communication Requirements

For the MA in Communication portion of the program, students have the option of following strategic planning or research track. 

For MBA Program Requirements, Contact Carey Business School

Current students, please contact your MBA Academic Advisor if you have any questions.

Carey Business School Admissions

Take the Next Step

Prepare for an exciting leadership career in business and communication with our unique MA in Communication and MBA Dual Degree.

International Students in this Dual Degree

International students are eligible for F-1 sponsorship while pursuing this dual degree program. If you change from the dual degree to the MBA only, visa sponsorship will not be possible because the MBA is a part-time program – part-time programs are not eligible for F-1 sponsorship. All F-1 authorizations for students in a dual degree are based on the full-time AAP degree program. Contact the Office of International Services if you have any questions: [email protected].

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