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Master of Arts in Communication

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Communication offers practical and applied knowledge, taught by the social scientists who study effective communication and the practitioners who use it. Electives engage students by having them tackle real-life communication issues, develop usable communication skills, and build a strong portfolio. And industry experts bring real-world lessons, experience, and best practices to the classroom.

The Johns Hopkins MA in Communication 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. Job prospects for communication professionals are encouraging. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers will increase 13% by 2018. Students and alumni have access to an exclusive job opportunities listserv and Career Services Center where counselors help students develop a job search strategy, a resume, and interviewing skills. 


  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university, or equivalent international credential
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Strong writing skills
  • History of relevant coursework and/or relevant professional experience
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Writing Sample
  • Transcripts

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


This program is currently not accepting students from Wisconsin.