Best Online Graduate, Undergraduate & Certificate Programs | Pace

Online Graduate, Undergraduate & Certificate Programs | Pace

Pace’s commitment to providing an exceptional education for busy professionals extends beyond our campuses with a comprehensive selection of online degree

Communications and digital media are more important now than ever before. As remote work becomes more commonplace, organizations must develop effective ways to maintain employee engagement and explore new digital communication channels to prevent information overload. Time spent on digital media accounted for 57.5 percent of adults’ daily media usage in 2020 and that figure is expected to reach 60.2 percent by 2022, according to eMarketer.

The online master’s in communications and digital media program from Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences allows you to advance your skill set to take on complex challenges in communications and prepare for a variety of careers in a creative, dynamic industry. Learn from faculty members who have experience in media production, public relations, and other forms of business communication.

Customize Your Degree with Concentrations and Electives

The online MA in Communications and Digital Media degree is a 36-credit program offering coursework in editing, videography, production, public relations, advertising, and media writing. You can complete the program in as little as 1.5 years, full time.

You’ll have the option to customize your experience through electives or choose from two optional concentrations:

  • Digital Filmmaking and Media Production
    This concentration is ideal for those who want to express their creativity in the film and media industry. Students will gain hands-on experience with every stage of media production, from script writing to post-production video editing.
  • Social Media and Public Relations
    This concentration explores different types of communication that are essential for businesses to succeed today, from coursework covering corporate communications and reputation management to classes that give you hands-on experience with digital media innovation.

In addition to your coursework, you’ll have the choice of completing a thesis assignment or an internship.

Resume Building and Alumni Connections

One of the more unique features of our program is the opportunity to take on resume-building assignments, both in and out of the classroom. For example, Entrance One is the hands-on, student-run PR agency within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. It is an excellent way for you to gain real world public relations and event planning experience, along with projects you can add to your portfolio. You’ll also have access to alumni through our annual networking event, Connections in Communications. This event allows you to virtually meet with alumni, ask questions, and learn about the industries they’ve moved onto after graduating from Pace.

A Degree with Your Next Career in Mind

The online MA in Communications and Digital Media program gives you multiple resume- and portfolio-building opportunities. In addition, our faculty teach from a place of experience, bringing the challenges and issues they encounter in their day jobs into the classroom. Our online MA in Communications and Digital Media graduates enjoy careers as:

  • Associate producer
  • Editor
  • Event planner
  • Media strategist
  • Multimedia journalist
  • Producer
  • Public relations manager
  • Social media developer
  • Social media manager
  • Social media strategist
  • Video producer
  • Web designer

You will also benefit from working with our extensive career services team, which can connect you with employers, help you improve your resume, and give you a chance to practice job interview skills.

About the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Named after Pace alumnus and trustee, Charles H. Dyson, the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences provides small classes taught by caring faculty who are active practitioners in their field. The college offers a high-quality liberal arts education combined with preparation for professional achievement to meet your immediate career goals as well as prepare you for continuing graduate or professional education. Dyson is proud to host extraordinarily innovative liberal arts programs that reflect the fundamental nature of arts and sciences as the foundation of all academic and professional programs.

About Pace University

For more than 100 years, Pace University has excelled at preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success in a changing world. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

Founded in 1906 as a one-room accounting school, Pace University has grown into one of the largest universities in New York State, enrolling more than 13,600 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 175 majors and programs across business, health care, computer science, humanities, education, science, law, and the arts. As we continuously develop new ways to support students who want to come learn on campus, we are also expanding our online and hybrid offerings for remote learning.

At Pace, our curricula are relevant and responsive to the changing needs of our students. Through flexible, hybrid, and cutting-edge learning environments, our students are getting the quality education they want and the upskilling they need to be successful in the changing world. From degree programs to badges and certificates, Pace University provides all students—regardless of location—access to opportunity.

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