Online Master's in Design Management & Communications

Fully Accredited Program

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

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In our increasingly visual world, we need to cut through the noise and 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 thinking and business strategy, our master's degree program extends beyond the limits of traditional design programs. With an intersection between design, management, and communications, 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
    2–5 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, 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.

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.

*Tuition rates for each term are published annually, typically in February. Total tuition listed here reflects Fall semester of entry.