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 Crisis, Risk and Disaster Communication (CRDC)

Provides graduate students with unique communications skills for proactive, readiness approaches to address complex communication issues. The 12-hour program includes two core Grady College courses, followed by courses in one of two tracks: (1) A business track in partnership with the Terry College of Business, or  (2) A public health track in partnership with the College of Public Health

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.

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Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication approved for Fall 2024

The University of Georgia has been approved to offer a Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster Communication (CRDC), a program that will educate students in skills needed for proactive, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Georgia on Your Mind podcast tells stories beyond the UGA hedges

Georgia on Your Mind, a podcast created and produced by a team of Emerging Media master’s degree students, has launched its second season, thanks to the right spark. The Spark […]

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 […]

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Profiles of Tenacity: Johnny Klein

Integrated AdPR graduate student Johnny Klein found community in Grady through involvement in organizations and immersing himself in AdPR’s culture. He encourages other students to try different activities and enjoy […]


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Philadelphia Alumni Event

Save the date to join Dean Davis and other alumni for our Grady College networking event in Philadelphia during the AEJMC Conference. Reserve your spot here by August 1.

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Grady College Welcome Back Fall 2024

Welcome to our new and returning students! Celebrate with snacks, refreshments and activities on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day!

UGA 40 Under 40 celebration

The UGA 40 under 40 alumni luncheon will happen on Friday, September 6, in Athens.

Fall Alumni Board Meeting

Save the date for the fall 2024 Alumni Board meeting. More details will be announced closer to the date.

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Grady alumni tailgate

Please join us on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn 2 1/2 hours before kickoff against Mississippi State University for an alumni tailgate.


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.