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.

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:
 

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.

Accreditation

All programs offered by Georgetown University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.