Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Where communications scholars become difference-makers

Gain knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in the ever-evolving media industry. Our graduate students leave our program as critical thinkers and problem solvers, with a wide range of skills and an impressive portfolio that makes them more knowledgeable, experienced and employable within any media profession.

Graduate Degrees

M.A. Degree

M.A. Degree

Pursue an M.A. degree in communications with eight different concentration options.

Ph.D. Degree Program

Ph.D. Degree Program

Set a course to make an impact through a career in education, research, industry or government.

Graduate Certificate in Media Analytics

Learn how to deliver data-driven insights through specialized course work in media management, media planning, research methods and more. Students work with their major graduate professors to complete the requirements for this certificate.

Double Dawgs

The Double Dawgs program creates programs for qualified students to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree within a five-year timeframe.

The Latest

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2024 Fellowship Profile: Cynthia Graubart

Congratulations to Cynthia Graubart (ABJ ’82) on being named a 2024 Fellowship inductee. Graubart is an acclaimed cookbook author and culinary television producer with an extensive career spanning decades. Her […]

A clapperboard about to be clapped on a movie set. The clapperboard has Win Marks' name on it.

MFA Screenwriting student’s film to premiere at Atlanta Film Festival

It was nearly three years ago that Win Marks, a first-year MFA student, started working on “Do You Say What You Mean?” Now, the Atlanta local’s film is set to […]

Students and industry professionals hold a large check

Crisis Communication Hedge Fund provides motivation for graduate student research

The Hedge Fund: Venture Between the Hedges is providing more than just motivation for students in the Graduate Crisis Communication course at Grady College. The winning team’s proposal will be […]

Peabody Awards announce 41 nominees  

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced the 41 nominees for the Documentary, News, Public Service and Radio/Podcast categories selected to represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and streaming media […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Ray Wheeler

Third-year EMST student Ray Wheeler shares his experience in the film program and his love for writing screenplays. He encourages other students to watch films, find their niche in the […]

Student taking pictures of boys soccer game.

Sports Media students cover Clarke Central sports

It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Friday night, and instead of resting after a busy week and getting ready to go downtown for the evening, Amy Duggan and Avni Trivedi are […]


Spring 2024 Board of Trust and Alumni Board meeting

The Grady College Board of Trust and Alumni Board will meet at Grady College on Friday, April 26.

Grady Salutes

We look forward to recognizing our Alumni Award honorees and Grady Fellowship inductees at Grady Salutes on April 26, 2024, on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn. Register here.

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Prospective Student Day (Virtual)

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring 2024 tour dates are Feb. 23, March 22 (virtual), April 12 and May 3 (virtual). Register here: For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email:

Spring 2024 Grady College Convocation

Congratulations to our spring 2024 graduates!

Grady College’s Spring 2024 Convocation Celebration will take place in the Grand Hall, Athens Classic Center at 300 N Thomas St. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. for the ceremony that starts at 2 p.m. All students wishing to participate in the ceremony must arrive for check-in before 1:45 p.m. You will receive your name card and wait for the processional to begin. Graduates will have their names read in front of family, friends, faculty and staff as they walk across the stage. Dress is professional; caps and gowns are not worn for Grady Convocation. The ceremony will be live streamed. Tickets are not required for graduates or their guests for the convocation. Please RSVP here before May 1, 2024.

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Spring 2024 Grady College Graduation Celebration

Graduates and their parents are invited to celebrate with other graduates and faculty/staff at this drop-in celebration. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and photo opportunities with Dean Davis and others. Tickets are not required for the celebration at Grady.  

UGA Spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement

Ceremony start time: 7:30 p.m. – Graduates should arrive by 6:45 p.m. Doors open: 5:30 p.m. Tickets are required for all graduates at the Spring Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. More information will be posted to the website under Tickets. Tickets Graduates must register for a ticket to sit on the field. All eligible graduates will receive further instructions on ticket registration via email prior to the registration opening. Undergraduate students who apply to graduate for Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 by the graduation application deadline will be eligible to register for tickets. Check here for more information. For questions regarding eligibility for graduation, please contact the Office of the Registrar at


Your advanced education starts here. Admission to Grady College’s graduate studies is a collaborative process involving Grady College and the University of Georgia’s Graduate School.