M.A. in Media and Communication

Our master’s program in Chapel Hill balances training in communication skills, concepts and research methods.


Master’s Degree Programs of Study

Seeking a career in a media or communication industry?

Pursuing a career in academia or research?

Theory and Research

You can complete the Theory and Research program of study while earning a UNC School of Law degree in the J.D./M.A. dual-degree program.

Working full-time?

Learn about our part-time, online master’s program for communications professionals.


Why Carolina?

Get access to world-class resources on campus and a worldwide network of more than 16,000 MJ-school alumni.

Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle region are home to college-town charm, abundant culture and high-tech industry.

Learn about the MJ-school


The Roy H. Park Fellowships are among the most generous among media and journalism programs nationwide, providing top MJ-school master's applicants the financial support necessary for the students to focus on their academic and professional development.

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Or contact the Graduate Studies team at mjgrad@unc.edu or (919) 843-9471.




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Student Work

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Uprooted: Venezuelan families flee to Colombia
Frank Porter Graham Honor Society recognizes two MJ-school students, one faculty member
Igniting the public conversation
Sarah Champagne '20 (M.A.) wins 2019 Overseas Press Club Foundation award for work in business reporting, international journalism
MJ-school earns No. 1 national rank for M.A. in Digital Communication program
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