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Online MA in Communication and Media Studies

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Advance in the communications and media field

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Expert faculty

Marketable skills

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per credit $824
  • Credit hours 30

Program Benefits

  • No application fee
  • Six start dates per year

A versatile degree in communication and media studies

Brenau University’s online Master of Arts in Communication and Media Studies prepares you to develop meaningful solutions to the issues facing the media industry. You’ll learn from experienced faculty who offer hands-on support and complete 30 credit hours of online coursework to earn this master’s degree. Graduate ready to make a positive change in your community and advance in your communications career. From here, you can.

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Go further with a master’s degree

With an MA in Communication and Media Studies, you can succeed in a range of industries. Our graduates find rewarding careers in journalism, entertainment, education, international relations and other related fields. Pursue titles such as project management specialist ($94,500/year1) or public relations manager ($119,860/year2). Overall, the job outlook for professionals in the media and communications field is expected to grow 6% through 2031.3

Career Outlook

Guidance from industry experts

10 courses

30 total credits

Your master’s degree in communication and media studies includes 10 online courses taught by industry-experienced faculty members who will provide hands-on guidance as you complete your online degree. Study topics such as communication theory, negotiation and mediation, media industries and more to earn the Master of Arts in Communication and Media Studies.

Course spotlights

  • MM 630 Media Globalization
  • MM 640 Film Theory
  • MM 660 Emerging Media Landscapes and Technology
  • MM 680 Communication Seminar
Curriculum Details

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No application fee

The online master’s degree in communication and media studies offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

To apply to Brenau’s online Master of Arts in Communication and Media Studies, you’ll need:

Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae
Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$824 per credit

$24,720 total tuition

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your education even more cost-effective.

Tuition Details

What you’ll learn

Gain marketable skills with hands-on guidance from Brenau’s expert faculty in this master’s program. The MA curriculum offers a broad approach to communication and media studies, so you will graduate prepared for a range of advancement opportunities.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online master’s degree in communication and media studies, you can:

  • Take on a career in the film and television industry or as a communications specialist at any number of organizations.
  • Critically analyze how the media reflects, represents and influences the world.
  • Develop a strong understanding of issues such as media representations of gender or race, or of a particular culture or political conflict.
  • Increase potential employment opportunities and career advancement.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Doctor Anna Deeb

Dr. Anna Deeb, Assistant Professor of Communication

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Anna Deeb is a student for life who is deeply committed to empowering her students to communicate confidently. Her second passion is shedding light on civil rights speakers and exploring how past strategies for social change can be brought to bear on modern struggles for equity and inclusion. Deeb believes ensuring equity in the classroom and beyond is our most crucial challenge in higher education today. These three passions guide her work as a professor and researcher. When she is not busy trying to change the world one public speaking student at a time, she is soaking up time with her husband, two sons, and a miniature schnauzer, Monty. She earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

You can complete the program in two years, but transfer credits may reduce the time it takes to earn this degree. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Tuition is $824 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 30 credit hours for a total tuition of $24,720. Transfer credits may reduce your total tuition. You can review all costs on our tuition page.

No, there are no entrance exams required. You can learn more about this policy on our admissions page.

Yes, the online MA in Communication and Media Studies accepts up to nine transfer credits. You can learn more about our transfer credit policy on our admissions page.

You’ll complete 30 credit hours to earn the online MA in Communication and Media Studies. You can review courses now. Total credit hours earned at Brenau University depend on the number of transfer credits you have (up to nine).

The online MA in Communication and Media Studies does not include concentrations at this time.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Project Management Specialists.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved Feb. 24, 2023, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Public Relations and Fundraising Managers.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved Feb. 24, 2023, from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Media and Communication Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved Feb. 24, 2023, from