Loyola University Maryland

Emerging Media

About the M.A. in Emerging Media

The rate of innovation in communication technology is accelerating. Loyola’s online Master of Arts in Emerging Media is a graduate-level communications degree that prepares students to take on the evolving digital landscape of tomorrow. Designed for working professionals, the program features asynchronous classes and course work allowing students with busy or irregular schedules to maintain their course load. Class sizes are small to encourage personalized interaction between students and faculty. The program's course work focuses on experiential learning and features projects that are tailored to fit the individual needs of each student.

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In the age of communication and content, this degree will give you an advantage in any career. Customize your experience and stand out in today’s competitive market by choosing from these specializations:

  • General Emerging Media Track
  • Health Communication
  • Content Development and Strategy
  • Digital Culture

Program Overview

  • Illustration of a stack of books Credits: 33
  • Illustration of a dollar sign inside a circle Cost Per Credit: $1,060
  • Illustration of a computer with charts and graphs on the screen Delivery: 100% Online & Asynchronous, Full or Part-Time
  • Illustration of a group of three people Small Class Size
  • Illustration of a graduation cap on top of a globe Location: Anywhere there is internet
  • Illustration of an analog clock Time to Completion: 12-15 Months

Is a Communications Master's Degree Worth It?

Expand your occupational potential by earning your degree in Emerging Media. The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ most recent Job Outlook survey reported 73 percent of employers list communication skills as a top qualification they seek in potential candidates. Students develop skills to cut through the conversational clutter to connect with audiences in relevant and meaningful ways using the latest tools and platforms available.


Our program prepares you to not only explore new media’s role in communication disciplines, including journalism, public relations, advertising, social media, and marketing, but also thrive in any field you work in. You will be trained to make use of the contemporary communication vehicles available today and be prepared to analyze the communication technologies that will be introduced tomorrow, next year, or a decade from now. A Master of Arts in Emerging Media is your platform to go ahead, get ahead, and stay ahead in our competitive world that relies on communication.


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Admission and How to Apply

For questions or inquiries regarding entry into the Master of Arts in Emerging Media program please request information below, email graduate@loyola.edu, or call 410-617-5020. Students interested in applying to this program are encouraged to begin the application early to ensure all materials and transcripts are received on time. More information about admission requirements may be viewed on the admission page.

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Sara Magee

Sara Magee, Ph.D.

This professor specializes in emerging media, social media, journalism, and ethics in her field