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.

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Research indicates policing videos contribute to trauma symptoms among Black Americans

Viewing violent police videos can result in trouble sleeping, symptoms of PTSD and feelings of being on guard, especially among Black Americans, according to research published in the Fall 2023 […]

SEE Suite benefits from Brazil PR agency partnership

The week of November 5, a team representing the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Grady College visited Brazil to exchange practices and continue research collaboration. Itai Himelboim, Michael […]

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NaYoung Song takes on Crisis Communication

After completing her bachelor’s degree at Korea University, NaYoung Song decided to attend the University of Georgia to receive her master’s, becoming the inaugural scholar in a partnership between the […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Dani García Pozo

Dani García Pozo’s love of writing motivates them to craft memorable stories and projects during their time at Grady College. Read more about their creative pursuits below. Why did you […]

AdPR Academy continues to grow in 7th year

In late October, a diverse group of 30 students from colleges and universities across the Southeast gathered in Atlanta for just under a week of training to advance their skills […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Abbie Herrin

Fourth-year Entertainment and Media Studies student Abbie Herrin loves all things film and television. She’s grateful for her community in Grady College which helps her pursue her goals. Why did […]


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GAB Radio Talent Institute

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW! Take a huge step toward starting your career in On Air, Podcasting, Streaming, Audio Production, News/Talk, Sports, Social Media, Sales, Marketing, Promotions and more! The Georgia Association of Broadcasters Radio Talent Institute™ at the Grady College of Journalism creates opportunities for new and emerging careers in media.  It is truly an incubator of well-rounded, well-educated college students, or recent graduates with a passion for media and a determination to get into the business. The National Radio Talent System™ is made up of multiple Talent Institutes at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Each institute brings in industry professionals from around the country as Guest Speakers who bring their real-world knowledge to this intensive 6-day summer program. The GAB Radio Talent Institute™ at Grady College is the campus-to-career connection most students need to begin their broadcast career, each not only learning from the dozens of pros but are able to network with them individually. This proves invaluable, as most will otherwise never have such an opportunity to meet and speak with these professionals. Likewise, these pros already have an introduction to these students who are available for open positions. Upon completion of the institute, students will further their networking opportunities with access the National Radio Talent System’s Career Center. This is where those in the industry are able to discover and hire NRTS graduates, who very likely, will be tomorrow’s industry leaders. Learn more and apply.

Spring 2024 Convocation

Congratulations to our spring 2024 graduates! Convocation will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 2 p.m., at The Classic Center. More details will be released closer to the date.

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GSPA Spring Awards 2024

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) annual Spring Awards will be held Monday, March 25, at the Georgia Center. More information will be released closer to the date.

Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 2023 Undergraduate: 10:00 a.m., Stegeman Coliseum Graduate: 2:00 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum


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.