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.




November 14
Junck Research Colloquium with Berkley Hudson
Freedom Forum Conference Center
November 16
Research Roundtable - Psychology v. sociology: Do...
Halls of Fame (Carroll 128)
November 26
Online info session: M.A. in Media and...
Live stream

Student Work

Alumna Nikole Hannah-Jones '03 (MA) receives Columbia University's John Chancellor Award
MJ-school students win Online Journalism Award for coverage of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
MJ-school radio newscast given top national award by RTDNA for second consecutive year
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