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Master’s Degrees in Graphic Communications

359 Yearly Graduations
$32,350 Median Salary
$94,798 Median Debt
A master's degree in graphic communication is offered at 19 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 18% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 51.3% of graphic communication graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Graphic Communication Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 359 students earned their master's degree in graphic communication. This earns it the #168 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 graphic communication at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,944
Associate’s Degree 1,874
Basic Certificate 1,127
Undergraduate Certificate 1,080
Master’s Degree 359
Graduate Certificate 50

Earnings of Graphic Communication Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in graphic communication is $32,350. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $30,300 to a high of $37,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in graphic communication is $94,798. 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, $109,134 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $73,438.

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The median monthly payment of a graphic communication graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,104.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in graphic communication. About 56.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 202
Women 157
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Graphic Communication

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 86
International Students 184
Other Races/Ethnicities 29
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Graphic Communication Master's Degree Students

There are 19 colleges that offer a master’s degree in graphic communication. Learn more about the most popular 19 below:

#1

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California
135 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Academy of Art University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for graphic communication majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,992 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 master's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Academy of Art University. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

88 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Savannah College of Art and Design is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in graphic communication. 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, 88 master's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at SCAD. Of these students, 47% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

37 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Methodist University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in graphic communication. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their master's degree in graphic communication from SMU. Of these students, 16% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
28 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DePaul University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in graphic communication. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 master's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at DePaul. Of these students, 46% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
16 Yearly Graduations
31% Women

Northeastern University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

The graphic communication program at Northeastern University awarded 16 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Atlantic University College

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Atlantic University College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,795 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in graphic communication from Atlantic University College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#7

Pratt Institute - Main

Brooklyn, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Pratt Institute - Main is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,754 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,246 per year.

The graphic communication program at Pratt Institute - Main awarded 12 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, California
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California College of the Arts is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,592 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,250 per year.

The graphic communication program at California College of the Arts awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 25% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is Ohio State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

The graphic communication program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 7 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DigiPen Institute of Technology comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in graphic communication. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,000 per year.

The graphic communication program at DigiPen Institute of Technology awarded 7 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 43% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Lynn University

Boca Raton, Florida
2 Yearly Graduations

Lynn University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in graphic communication. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,320 per year.

The graphic communication program at Lynn University awarded 2 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Virginia Tech is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their master's degree in graphic communication from Virginia Tech.

#13

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their master's degree is Rochester Institute of Technology. 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, 1 people received their master's degree in graphic communication from RIT.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Audiovisual Communications 165
Communications Technology 17
Other Communication Technology 10

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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