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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Students combat election misinformation at What the Hackathon

As the U.S. continues through another election cycle, University of Georgia students learned how to identify and combat election-related misinformation at the spring 2024 What the Hackathon. The event was […]

Billboard featuring the first guests of "We Disrupt This Podcast": Quinta Brunson and Damon Lindelof.

The Peabody Awards and Center for Media & Social Impact launch “We Disrupt this Broadcast”

Quinta Brunson, Damon Lindelof, Ramy Youssef, Pamela Adlon, Charlie Brooker, and more medium-defining industry showrunners and writers are the featured guests on We Disrupt This Broadcast, a new podcast debuting […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Kayla Freeman

Fourth-year advertising major Kayla Freeman is driven to succeed by the community around her and the values the opportunities she’s found through the college. Read on as she shares her […]

Grady College graduate students earn recognition

It’s been an active spring of recognition for the outstanding work of graduate students at Grady College. Several students from the Grady College Graduate Studies program have been recognized for […]

Kim Landrum’s teaching practices, career and favorite local food

Listen to the full episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Kim Landrum is a senior lecturer in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Grady College and the program director for the […]

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Journalism Innovation Lab team finishes third in national innovation competition

The Journalism Innovation Lab’s second student innovation team, from the University of Georgia’s Cox Institute of Innovation, Management and Leadership, finished in the top three teams in the nation in […]

Events

POLITICALLY GEORGIA ON THE ROAD TOUR: ATHENS

The Politically Georgia team is hitting the road! Georgia’s favorite political insiders are hitting the road! Meet the AJC’s Politically Georgia team Greg Bluestein (ABJ ’04), Tia Mitchell, Patricia Murphy and Bill Nigut for a live-to-tape recording of Politically Georgia hosted by The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs and Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. From Peachtree Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, the trusted Politically Georgia team reaches a large and engaged audience across the South through AJC.com, a five-day a week radio show on Atlanta’s WABE 90.1FM, newsletters, podcast and social media. Join them, AJC President and Publisher Andrew Morse and new Editor-in-Chief Leroy Chapman as they talk about the AJC’s expanded political reporting and plans to cover the 2024 election. Plus, they will take your questions. Register here.

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: https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enQpNm1Ixq2GGIS For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email: gradyprospective@uga.edu.

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.  

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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.