Online Master’s in Communications Careers

Types of Master’s in Communications Careers

A master’s degree in communications prepares you for a broad range of communications careers. Upon graduation, you’ll gain access to the Newhouse Network, an online database containing more than 5,800 contacts in the communications industry that you can tap into for job leads, career advice or just fresh ideas.  


Advertising and marketing managers earn a median annual wage of $133,380 as of 2021, and the hiring of managers will grow faster than average over the coming decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 Notable advertising jobs include brand manager and social media specialist. 

Public Relations

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the employment of specialists in the field of public relations will increase by 8 percent by 2031 — faster than average, as social media becomes even more integrated into consumers’ daily lives.2 Notable jobs include public relations manager and events manager. 


With a master’s in communications degree that specializes in journalism innovation, you  can stand out from the competition by incorporating new trends in media into your skillset. Notable jobs include web content manager, investigative journalist and photojournalist. 

Media Management

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the overall employment of advertising, promotions and marketing managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.1 Notable media management jobs include marketing manager and media planning manager.  

1Bureau of Labor Statics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers (Retrieved January 2023) 

2Bureau of Labor Statics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Public Relations Specialists (Retrieved January 2023)