Program in Master's in Design Management & Communications
Master of Professional Studies in Design Management & Communications

Master's Degree

Online Format

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Overview

In our increasingly visual world, we need to present ideas in an expressive, engaging context to attract audiences to our products, brands, or causes. Georgetown’s Master of Professional Studies in Design Management & Communications exposes you to the power of exceptional design and its ability to reduce complexity, spark innovation, and drive results.

Bringing together the worlds of creative management, design thinking, and business strategy, our program extends beyond the limits of traditional design programs. You’ll develop a holistic understanding of creativity and the design process while mastering the managerial insights and leadership strategies needed to deliver business-focused outcomes.  

Ideal for professionals within the fields of design, communications, marketing, and related areas, our program is entirely virtual, so you don’t have to interrupt your career to earn your degree. You’ll learn through a blend of online lectures, group discussions, and applied coursework—all of which you can complete from your home or office.

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Number of Credits
33 credits

Format
Online

Tuition
$41,679*

Enrollment
Full-time or part-time

Duration
2 to 5 years

Semester of Entry
Fall, spring, summer


Our program is grounded in the industry today. Capitalizing on Georgetown’s broad partner network, we provide access to valuable resources—including direct exposure to leading experts and organizations—to support your continued professional development. You’ll have opportunities to expand your network and build your portfolio through real-world client engagements and hands-on practice in the rapidly evolving communications landscape.  

Led by a faculty of industry practitioners, you’ll be introduced to the latest tools, practices, and sought-after skills that today’s market demands. Our faculty members bring expertise across a wide range of specialties, including creative strategy, design leadership, digital and traditional marketing communications, social media, management, and branding. 

Upon completing the program, you’ll be positioned to fill a growing need for professionals who can harness the strengths of both the creative and business side of the design process to change industries, build powerful brands, or support causes that can change the world.  

You’ll leave the program with the management tools and creative thinking techniques needed to seize opportunities, take risks, and design solutions that maximize impact.


*Tuition for the Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 terms will be available in early 2018.