MBA/MA in Communication

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    “With the design portion of the degree program you learn to synthesize solutions. With the business degree portion, we learn to analyze and implement the solutions we develop.” Dewayne Whitfield | Student | MBA/MA in Design Leadership
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    “I have worked for Marriott International for many years. The Carey MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure program gave me perspective on real estate beyond my work in the hotel industry. My Carey degree also has broadened my industry perspective well beyond my current role.” Heather Reichardt | Alumnus | MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure
  • Lu Gao
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  • Ilsa Snyder
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  • Arielle Slam
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MBA/MA in Communication

The MBA/MA in Communication combines the resources of two respected schools to prepare students to build relationships, inspire colleagues, and lead organizations.



3 years (31 courses)


$1,330 per credit (MBA) | $3,853 per course (MA)

Inside Look Into MBA/MA in Communication

Program Features

The Johns Hopkins MBA/MA in Communication helps students develop managerial acumen and expertise as communicators. Administered with the Johns Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the dual-degree program will prepare you to take a leadership role in a range of areas including public and media relations, advertising, crisis communication, risk communication, and organizational development.

Among its many strengths, the MBA/MA in Communications will educate you in the use of new media to transform old business practices. You’ll learn to build constructive relationships with media organizations and other clients, and to promote and protect your company’s brand.

Sample Curriculum

MA in Communication Program Requirements

Courses are offered in Washington, D.C. and online. Students may choose either the Research Track or Strategic Planning Track.

View detailed MA in Communication degree requirements here.

For more information, contact the Advanced Academic Programs Admissions office at

Carey MBA Program Requirements

Courses are offered at Carey Business School’s Washington, D.C. and Baltimore campuses.

Students must take the following courses. All courses are 2 credits.

  • Business Law
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Marketing Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Economics for Decision Making
  • Information Systems
  • The Firm and the Macreconomy
  • Business Leadership and Human Values
  • Decision Models
  • Business Communication
  • Operations Management
  • Investments
  • Negotiations
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Six (6) Electives 

Tuition & Fees

MBA Tuition

Applicants to the program should refer to the Carey Business School Tuition and Fees chart for current MBA tuition amounts.

MBA/MA in Communication Tuition

Tuition and fee information for the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences is available here.

We offer a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships, loans, and work study opportunities. Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

How to Apply

Applications for the MBA/MA in Communication dual-degree program must submitted to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs. The admissions committees of both schools will review each application.

To apply, visit the Advanced Academic Programs admissions page.

For more information, call 202-452-1940 or email

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