Loyola University Maryland

Emerging Media

Learning Today for Tomorrow

Emerging Media Curriculum

The online program requires 33 total credit hours—nine 3-credit courses and a 6-credit capstone project—to be completed in 1.5 years for full-time students or up to 44 months for part-time students. Students will be required to take at least one course each semester. Students are allotted a total of 5 years to complete the program. Courses will be offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Explore the course descriptions

The fall and spring semester courses offer a standard 14-week schedule. The summer semester offers condensed 6-week courses as well as the two required independent one-week courses.

M.A. Emerging Media Course Schedule (sample)


  • Exploring Digital Culture - Dr. Neil Alperstein
  • The User Experience - Dr. Jonathan Lillie
  • Emerging Media in Strategic Communication- Dr. Gregory Hoplamazian
  • Emerging Media Applications - Dr. Neil Alperstein
  • Emerging Media Law and Regulation - Dr. Elliot King
  • Emerging Media Internship - Dr. Neil Alperstein
  • Capstone Projects - Dr. Neil Alperstein


  • Exploring Digital Culture - Dr. Neil Alperstein
  • Media Innovation - Dr. Elliot King
  • Emerging Media in Strategic Communication - Dr. Gregory Hoplamazian
  • Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Issues in Emerging Media - Dr. Sara Magee
  • Emerging Media Internship - Dr. Neil Alperstein
  • Capstone Project - Dr. Neil Alperstein
Dena Lorenzi

Dena Lorenzi

After discovering a curriculum that resonated with her career goals, Dena was one of the first students to join Loyola’s Emerging Media program


Here's What You’ll Learn in Our Program

  • The fundamental knowledge and skills needed to recognize trends in communication media, to develop strategies to apply new media in real-world applications, and to recognize how new communication platforms affect the way we live, act, and understand the world;
  • An overview of the techniques and strategies used in new media content development; create new media content as well as the techniques and strategies used in new media content development;
  • How new and emerging media technologies are being integrated into marketing campaigns and other communication activities, and how they are being used to deliver traditional messages in novel times and spaces;
  • Best practices in the use of social networks, blogs, Facebook and Twitter in strategic communication activities;
  • How to analyze and interpret the ways that race, class, gender, and ethnicity impact the access to, the use of, and the knowledge of technology, information, and communication;
  • Exploration of key legal and regulatory issues raised by new media, including copyright and piracy, net neutrality, free speech, and privacy;
  • And more!
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