Master's in Design Management & Communications

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 12 credits per semester and complete the degree in as little as 15 months, or you can take as little as one course per semester and complete it in five years. Here are what other students typically do:

  • Full-time students typically take 9 credits (3 courses) during the fall and spring semesters, and 6 credits (2 courses) during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take 3 to 6 credits (1 to 2 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.