Master of Professional Studies in Design Management & Communications

Master's Degree

Fully Accredited Program

Leverage the strengths of both the creative and business sides of the design process to maximize impact.

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Online Master's in Design Management & Communications

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 University’s Online 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 master's degree 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.

  • Number of Credits

    33 credits

  • Work Outside of Each Class

    6-9 hours per week

  • Total Tuition


  • Enrollment

    Full-time or part-time

  • Time to Complete

    ~2 years (part-time)

  • 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, students will 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.

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.

  • Headshot of Judie K.

    Not only does the program teach us the importance of cura personalis, but it is encouraging to see that the staff and faculty embrace and understand it as well by caring for each and every student.”

    Judie K. Master's in Design Management & Communications
  • Headshot of Matthew Stebenne

    The program faculty and my class peers were integral in reaching my career goals, motivating me every step of the way to meld my passion for design with my interest in leadership.”

    Matthew Stebenne Master's in Design Management & Communications

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 this online 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 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 terms will be available in early 2021.