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Why Choose a Master’s Degree in Communication, Culture & Media?

Drexel’s Master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Media (CCM) trains thinkers across disciplines with research skills and a strong theoretical grounding. Master’s students explore topics as broad as conflict morality, new media, mobilities and consumer culture with opportunities to develop their own research projects. Drawing on faculty strengths in communication, linguists, sociology and anthropology, the program emphasizes creative, mixed-method approaches to the discipline of communication.


MS in Communication, Culture and Media students gain critical academic and communicative skills that are transferrable to a variety of media communication jobs. The degree also provides excellent preparation for further graduate study.

Skills gained in the CCM master’s degree include:

  • Theoretical Application
    CCM master’s students explore theory in light of real-world applications, expanding insight and formulating new ways of engaging with the field of communications.
  • Intellectual Inquiry
    Facilitated by CCM's knowledgeable faculty and small class sizes, students develop intellectual curiosity through in-depth discussions and debates.
  • Quantitative Research Skills
    In our world of big data, quantitative and analytical skills are vital to gaining new insights. CCM courses provide students with the quantitative research tools and skills they need to scientifically apply their intellectual curiosity.
  • Qualitative Research Skills
    Communication between individuals, groups and societies contains a wealth of information not captured by numbers or formulas. CCM courses teach the skills required to analyze all levels of interaction through nuanced qualitative techniques.
  • Critical Analysis
    To change our world, students must understand the many different systems and layered dynamics that compose it. Drexel's CCM program equips students with a firm knowledge base of communications and the ability think critically about its effects on our world.

  • Drexel CCM students have the opportunity to take courses across many of Drexel’s colleges: the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Dornsife School of Public Health, LeBow College of Business, School of Education and more. The diverse course offerings allow students to tailor their studies toward specific media and communication jobs.


    Drexel’s Master’s in CCM degree is applicable to many media communication jobs. It is also excellent preparation for further graduate study and transferrable to a variety of industries. Media communication job titles include:

    • Media Planner
    • Web Content Manager
    • Program Researcher (broadcast/film/video)
    • Brand Strategist
    • Media Analyst
    • Political Campaign Manager
    • Social Media Manager

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