Master of Arts in Contemporary Communication

Program Description

How the world communicates is changing.

Get the knowledge you need to master new communication approaches and develop your skills in new media and entrepreneurial communication with the online Master of Arts in Contemporary Communication from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

You’ll learn how to apply critical analysis, creative insights and technological competence in your current career, and be prepared for emerging positions in social media development, public relations, organizational communication, and communication management.

  • 100% online
  • Faculty with experience in new media and communication
  • Rolling admission and multiple start dates

Potential Careers

  • Web communication manager
  • Social media communication manager
  • Strategic communication manager for public relation
  • Digital marketing coordinator


Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to Notre Dame of Maryland University for graduate programs, a new applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcript(s) from all undergraduate and graduate coursework taken.
  • Transcripts submitted for admissions review purposes must be from an accredited college/university.
  • Admissions Essay – Please see below (Not needed for those with previous master’s degree)
  • Resume

Admissions Essay question:

Please address the following questions for your 300-500 word admissions essay: What are your goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study in your chosen program? How have your experiences (academic, professional and/or personal) prepared you to successfully complete this program?

International (F-1) students will also be required to submit:

  • Official college transcripts translated and evaluated through World Education Services (WES) or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) for course-by-course credit evaluation and U.S. grade equivalencies.
  • Official TOEFL test score

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Tuition And Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $590 per credit*

* Registration/Technology Fee (nonrefundable): $195 per term

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