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Master’s Degrees in Radio, Television & Digital Communication

1,492 Yearly Graduations
$46,300 Median Salary
$52,882 Median Debt
A master's degree in digital communication is offered at 88 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 25% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 28.7% of digital communication graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Digital Communication Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,492 earned their master's degree in digital communication. This earns it the #86 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in digital communication at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 10,624
Basic Certificate 2,098
Master’s Degree 1,492
Associate’s Degree 1,131
Undergraduate Certificate 631
Graduate Certificate 131
Doctor’s Degree 43

Earnings of Digital Communication Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in digital communication is $46,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $40,200 and the high is $52,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in digital communication is $52,882. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $59,953 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $50,310.

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The median monthly payment of a digital communication graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $616.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in digital communication. About 64.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 537
Women 955
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Digital Communication

The racial-ethnic distribution of digital communication master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 154
Hispanic or Latino 134
White 624
International Students 428
Other Races/Ethnicities 98
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Digital Communication Master's Degree Students

There are 88 colleges that offer a master’s degree in digital communication. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

90 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Savannah College of Art and Design tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 14,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,475 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 master's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at SCAD. Of these students, 64% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, New York
88 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is The Graduate Center, CUNY. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 people received their master's degree in digital communication from The Graduate Center. Of these students, 61% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
88 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is Liberty University. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 master's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at Liberty University. About 74% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

77 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in digital communication. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The digital communication program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 77 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#5

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
59 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in digital communication. Each year, around 33,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

The digital communication program at Boston University awarded 59 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#6

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
55 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Each year, around 43,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The digital communication program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 55 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

The New School

New York, New York
54 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The New School is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in digital communication. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 master's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at New School University. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#8

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
52 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in digital communication. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their master's degree in digital communication from Michigan State. About 65% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

New York University

New York, New York
51 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in digital communication. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their master's degree in digital communication from NYU. About 76% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut
48 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Quinnipiac University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in digital communication. Each year, around 9,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,990 per year.

The digital communication program at Quinnipiac University awarded 48 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#11

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
42 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in digital communication. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

The digital communication program at Temple University awarded 42 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
40 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in digital communication. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,450 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their master's degree in digital communication from MIT. Of these students, 40% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

38 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,298 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,933 per year.

The digital communication program at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network awarded 38 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#14

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
36 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester Institute of Technology comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in digital communication. Roughly 16,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their master's degree in digital communication from RIT. Of these students, 64% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
32 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in digital communication. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their master's degree in digital communication from Syracuse. About 62% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
31 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is Northwestern University. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 master's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at Northwestern. About 55% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

30 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in digital communication. Each year, around 51,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 master's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at UT Austin. About 57% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
30 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is Loyola University Chicago. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,105 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,594 per year.

The digital communication program at Loyola University Chicago awarded 30 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Elon University

Elon, North Carolina
28 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is Elon University. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,178 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their master's degree in digital communication from Elon. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#19

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
28 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Kansas. Each year, around 27,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 master's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at KU. About 75% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to digital communication that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 4,417
Public Relations & Advertising 2,249
Journalism 1,550
Other Communication & Journalism 608
Publishing 229

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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