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Master a Variety of Media With a Media Communications Master’s Degree

Communications and media studies, especially at the master’s degree level, offers students a number of specializations and options. But if you are interested in studying a variety of media types in one media degree, we have the perfect master’s degree for you.

Webster University’s Master of Arts in Media Communications degree is ideal for professionals with a strong educational background in your preferred area of media, or professional experience in media communications. Our master’s level media degree offers the flexibility to create your own combination of media studies, from animation to scriptwriting to public relations and more. Our Media Communications master’s degree is the broadest, most flexible degree in Webster’s School of Communications.

By choosing Webster’s Media Communications master’s degree, you will develop expertise in a number of media areas as you build a dynamic toolkit of 21st-century communication skills. Earning your master’s in Media Communications will prepare you for a career in media fields, such as marketing, special events, corporate communications, gaming, radio, TV, advertising, animation, journalism and more.

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Choose Webster for Your Media Communications Master’s Degree

Design the Ideal Communications Degree for You

Our Media Communications master’s program allows you to design your own degree. You can choose to focus on the theory and history of media, or you may decide to combine studies in two or more media types from among our Media Communications master’s degree areas:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Communication Management
  • Public Relations

Feel Connected While Earning Your Online Media Communications Master’s Degree

Webster's online MA in Media Communications program offers you the convenience of earning your media degree while still working full time. Our online format is designed to connect you not only to your instructors, but also to your classmates. Together, you will learn and discuss media studies topics and network as you gain progressive skills in multiple media communications areas.

Explore Our State-of-the-Art Media Facilities and Equipment

Webster’s School of Communications complex allows you to learn in a state-of-the-art media production and education facility. Gain hands-on experience with the latest technology and equipment, including unique, first-in-the-region technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include:

  • An Audio and Video Production/Recording Suite
  • Sound Stage
  • Workshop Space
  • Photography Studio
  • Gallery
  • Animation, Game Design and Video Post-Production Labs
  • Flexible Media Studies Teaching and Learning Spaces

Explore our Communications Facilities and Equipment

Zoey Wang

“Without communication, there is no way to educate and inform the public about topics that matter.”

Zoey Wang
Zoey Wang

MA in Media Communications, '13

Add an MBA to Your Media Communications Master’s Degree

If you’re ready to make an even more powerful impact in media communications, consider adding a Webster MBA to your media degree. Our dual degree with the MBA program option consists of completing 51 to 54 credit hours, including the required MBA courses (33 hours). Upon successful completion of all required courses and credit hours, you will receive two separate degrees — a Master of Arts in Media Communications and an MBA.


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Choose Webster for Your Media Communications Master's Degree

With your communications and media studies master’s degree from Webster, you will be prepared to pursue a career position in a wide variety of media and communications areas. Our alumni work in marketing, public relations, social media, digital media, corporate communications, gaming, radio, TV, advertising, animation, journalism — just about everywhere communications experts are needed. You may choose a media communications career path, such as:

  • Advertising, Marketing or Promotions Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Web Content Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Marketing or Management Analyst
  • Brand Manager
  • Video Editor
  • Copywriter

Salary Information for MA in Media Communications

In a communication based society, all media communications careers are possible with the Master's in Media Communications, and there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of. In May 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for the Media and Communications grouping was $62,340. This career grouping is also projected to grow 6% in the next decade, according to the BLS.

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