Program Requirements

Grady College’s Emerging Media Master’s concentration is designed for individuals who wish to understand how to strategically manage emerging media to further personal career goals and those of their employers. The degree is designed to accommodate students from a variety of different undergraduate backgrounds and professionals from a variety of industries.


The Emerging Media Master’s concentration requires 12 courses (36 credit hours, 3 credit hours each) and can be completed in as few as 4 semesters or extended to as many as 7 semesters. Students must earn a 3.0 (B) in each required and elective course. Some courses are taught online while others are only offered residentially. Some residential courses are offered in the evening while others must be completed during the day. Course descriptions and available completion paths are outlined below.

Students with the necessary prerequisite skills, can complete the program with one less course (33 credit hours).

Prerequisite Skills

This concentration requires a basic set of web design skills and an understanding HTML and CSS coding. Admitted students can either complete NMIX 6110 in summer one or exempt this course by passing a competency exam upon acceptance into the program (please email Megan Ward at for exam details). All recipients of the New Media Certificate are exempt from NMIX 6110.

Program Admission:

Admission is a collaborative process involving both Grady College and the University of Georgia’s Graduate School. To apply, please complete the following requirements by March 1st.

  1. Complete the Graduate School Application:
    1. The following materials are required as part of the application:
      1. Official Undergraduate Transcripts
      2. Official GRE Test Score (Minimum Score of 153 Verbal, 144 Quantitative, within 5 years)
      3. TOEFL or IELTS Requirement (Non-native English Speakers)
      4. 3 Letters of Recommendation
      5. Statement of Purpose
      6. Résumé/CV
  1. Complete the Grady College Supplemental Application:
  2. Submit via email Anne Hurne:


Applicants can express interest in assistantship opportunities on the required Supplemental Application.


Please send questions to

  • Dr. Jeff Springston, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies |, 706.542.7833 | Journalism 201B
  • Anne Hurne, Graduate Student Affairs Professional |, 706.542.7833 | Journalism 201C
  • Megan Ward, New Media Institute Administrative Director |, 706.542.0893 | Journalism 403K


Emerging Media students are advised as a group each October and February. During advising, students should be prepared to discuss electives of interest and should have a printed advising form ready to be signed: