Master of Communication and Media

Skills for today. Knowledge for tomorrow.

Change happens quickly in information-intensive fields like journalism, communication, public relations, marketing and media. A Rutgers’ Master of Communication and Media (MCM) puts you at the forefront of change so you can advance your career options.

Work with expert faculty who integrate theory and practice to keep you abreast of current trends. Choose from eight specializations, gain professional hands-on experience and join a robust alumni network that includes the information disciplines’ sharpest researchers, theoreticians and practitioners.

Give Yourself Unparalleled Opportunities

From marketing and digital media to corporate social responsibility, your Rutgers’ MCM will propel your next career advancement. Strategically located, Rutgers’ proximity to the New York and Philadelphia markets offers unparalleled opportunities in multiple industries.

Our alumni build on their journalism and PR backgrounds to succeed in roles such as:

  • CEO, dating app
  • CEO, PR firm
  • Communications coordinator
  • Community affairs manager
  • Marketing and communications specialist
  • Marketing director
  • Public relations manager

“In looking at communication master’s programs in New York and New Jersey, I really wanted to find the right blend of corporate and organizational communication courses and journalism study. I found that at Rutgers.”

Colin DeVries, 2018 MCM graduate, former newspaper editor and now public relations manager at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

Take Courses On Campus, Online & Hybrid

We offer on campus and hybrid courses between 6:20–9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and hybrid weekend courses during fall and spring semesters. We offer fully online courses each semester including winter and summer semesters. Earn your degree in 18–24 months or as little as 15 months, even while working full-time.

  • 36 credit, self-paced program
  • 5 core courses (12 credits)
  • 8 electives (24 credits)
  • 3 to 12 credits/semester
  • Internship and study abroad opportunities
  • GRE waiver available

Choose from Eight Specializations

All MCM students take the same five core courses (12 credits), then choose seven elective courses (24 credits) within your specific area of study. Choose from among these eight specializations:

You may transfer up to six credits of graduate coursework toward your degree if you meet the transfer requirements. There are no language or mathematics requirements.

Discover What MCM Can Do For You

Learn how Rutgers’ MCM can prepare you to thrive in the vast and dynamic communication industry and assume leadership roles. If you are an international student, visit the Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services website.

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