Curriculum

To earn an MPS in Design Management & Communications, you must successfully complete 11 courses (33 credits total), including:

  • 2 core courses (6 credits total):
    • Ethical Design
    • Capstone
  • 4 foundation courses (12 credits total):
    • Visual Communications
    • Design Management & Strategy
    • Design Thinking
    • Design Leadership
  • 5 elective courses (15 credits total):
    • For a current list of electives, visit the Courses page.

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule—you can take up to 9 credits per semester and have up to five years to complete the degree.

  • Full-time students typically take three courses during the fall and spring semesters, and two courses during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take one to two courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Required Software
Some Design Management & Communications courses will require students to use Adobe Creative Suite in order to complete assignments. This software is available to Georgetown students at a discounted rate of $20 per month through the University's Software Webstore.

Program Format
The Design Management & Communications program is offered in an online format. You’ll complete your studies through a blend of online lectures, group discussions, and applied coursework. For an inside look at the program format, watch the video below: