M.S. in Communications Management

Designed for experienced professionals, students learn from a holistic curriculum that blends communications, business management and leadership courses through a collaborative, online format.

The 36-credit curriculum can be completed in as few as 18 months and focuses on the intersection of communications and business with topics that include strategic communications, business management, digital and social media, and inclusion and leadership.


Alumni of the Media Studies program often continue their academic careers by moving into Ph.D. programs at top universities throughout the country.

Many of our media studies graduates are teaching at colleges and universities around the world. Others have careers with non-governmental organizations or are doing corporate communications research.


If you see yourself as a non-fiction storyteller with a passion to educate and engage an audience with words, sound and visuals, there’s a career in broadcast and digital journalism for you.

Newhouse alumni work in newsrooms across the world as anchors, multimedia journalists, meteorologists, producers, on-air reporters and more.

Here are what some recent broadcast and digital journalism graduates are doing now:

Colleen Callander ’18

Production Assistant

J.P. Chunga ’16

Digital Media Manager
Utah Jazz

Meghan Mistry ’17

Associate Producer
CBS This Morning

Elizabeth Hinson G’14

Associate Producer
CBS News

Featured Alumni


M.S. in Communications

The reputation and connections of a traditional residential program with a learning environment that reflects the increasingly digital world we live in.

Our online master’s in communication has three areas of specialization for you to choose from:

Public Relations

Learn how to design and execute a campaign and learn to apply strategic planning, research and tactics to client needs. 


As a student in the advertising specialization, you will explore research, approaches and practices essential to creating successful advertising campaigns that resonate.

Journalism Innovation

A Newhouse online master’s degree in communications with a journalism specialization will teach you how to reframe your thinking about how you report the news. 

Media Management

Explore innovative ways to leverage new media tools like data analysis and market research while learning to lead diverse teams in a variety of fields. Coursework helps students to strengthen their digital skills and prepare for leadership roles.