Loyola University Maryland

Emerging Media


Master of Arts in Emerging Media Program

The online Master of Arts in Emerging Media is a graduate-level communication degree that adapts to your schedule. The program features asynchronous classes and course work allowing students with busy or irregular schedules to maintain their course load.

The program is a communication degree focused on the cutting-edge of media and technology. 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. In the age of communication and content, this degree will give you an advantage in any career.

And for students who want to specialize, The Master of Arts in Emerging Media offers an optional specialization in Health Communication.

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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
  • 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

Program Format

The 33-credit Master of Arts in Emerging Media program is online, asynchronous, and may be taken part or full-time with the option to transition between either part or full-time before any semester. If taken full-time, the program may be completed in just over a year, and students in the program who are part-time have up to five full years to complete the program. This forward-looking program may be taken anywhere that there is an internet connection, allowing students to keep up with classes while traveling for work or family vacation.


With a Master of Arts in Emerging Media from Loyola you will have a unique set of skills and insights that will prepare you to understand cutting-edge communication applications and how to use them. You will recognize how new platforms can enhance existing communication activities and open compelling possibilities for innovation.

The rigorous curriculum makes Loyola graduates ideal candidates for a variety of roles and responsibilities in a huge array of industries and professions ranging from the traditional media disciplines such as public relations, journalism, advertising, and marketing to other businesses, groups, organizations, or individuals who wish to reach wider audiences and stakeholders using effective and appropriate channels of communication. You will be trained not only to make use of the contemporary communication vehicles available today but also to analyze and embrace 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.

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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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!
  • Health Communication

    Students studying at home and in class

    The Health Communication Certificate and Master's specialization provides the knowledge and skills for marketing and communication professionals in health and wellness industries.

    Learn More about the Certificate