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Communication and Media (MA)
Communication and Media (MA)
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Excel as a communication professional

Study communication in the context of popular culture, the corporate world, interpersonal relationships and new media with a master’s degree in Communication and Media. Develop diverse areas of interest while focusing on a specific content area with an optional concentration in Interpersonal Communication, Media and Cinema Studies, Multicultural Communication or Organizational Communication. You’ll master the tools and frameworks to critically examine and resolve real-life communication issues.

The program is typically completed in two years. Classes are offered weekday evenings on the Loop Campus.

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Surrounded by Chicago’s media empires

Our campus is in the heart of Chicago’s media and business districts in the Loop. You’ll have access to employers at top companies—including national and local media outlets, Fortune 500 companies and startups—just steps from campus.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Priority deadlines for scholarships are as follows:

  • Fall quarter: June 1
  • Winter quarter: November 2
  • Spring quarter: February 15

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, essay questions, writing sample, letters of recommendation, and résumé or curriculum vitae.

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Required Courses

You’ll take three core courses and nine electives. Complete your degree with a comprehensive exam, master’s thesis or master’s project.

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of 2018 Communication and Media MA graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment within six months of graduation

Study with faculty who work alongside their students

During your time at DePaul you could have the opportunity to work on projects with your professors. Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies, Blair Davis, PhD, recognized 2 promising students in his class and approached them with an idea. They are now collaborating on a book regarding the history of women in comics.

Alumni Network

With more than 8,500 College of Communication alumni and 180,000 alumni university-wide, you’ll be connected to a wide network of working professionals. You’ll find our alumni working at companies, agencies and organizations such as Nielsen, NPR/WBEZ, Disney Interactive Media Group and Rolling Stone.


The College of Communication offers a tuition award and scholarship opportunities. In addition, the Communication and Media program has a limited number of graduate assistantships. Learn more about the opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-4405 or

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