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


Learn more

Complete this form and we’ll contact you with information and program updates.

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




September 21
Junck Research Colloquium with Russell Clayton
Freedom Forum Conference Center
September 27
Jane Brown Health Communication Lecture with...
Freedom Forum Conference Center
October 1
Online info session: M.A. in Media and...
Live stream

Student Work

MJ-school senior named student designer of the year, students sweep international Society For News Design competition for 8th consecutive year
UNC at annual AEJMC conference in Washington, DC
Carolina Photojournalism Workshop 2018: Catawba Calling
UNC at 68th annual ICA conference in Prague
After graduation: where five MJ-school public relations grads have made their mark
‘Recoding the Boys’ Club: Women vs. the Political Tech Ceiling:’ Carolina undergraduates’ world-class research project sets a new bar