Advertising AB/Journalism and Mass Communication MA(Integrated ADPR)

Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume jobs in advertising, public relations, marketing positions, and public affairs.

Admission to Program

Students can apply to this pathway after they are accepted into the Advertising major, usually during their first semester of major coursework. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply and must submit a two-page statement of purpose and a supplemental application. Applications are due on the withdrawal deadline of every fall and spring semester. It is recommended that undergraduate students have at least three semesters left in their plan of study in order to complete all overlap coursework. We also encourage students to meet with Grady’s Double Dawgs advisor before applying.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

ADPR 7750
ADPR 7740 or ADPR 7741 or ADPR 7742
JRMC 8151 or JRMC 7940
Area of Concentration course (graduate elective)
Other graduate courses may be substituted with permission from Grady’s Double Dawgs advisor.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students will follow the MA in Integrated-ADPR (nonthesis) concentration planning form found on Grady College’s website.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will apply to graduate school during their last semester of year 4.
Required application materials:

• Unofficial copies of all transcripts, including any transcripts from institutions previously attended before transferring to UGA or as a dual enrollment student
• Contact information for the three people completing letters of recommendation
• Statement of purpose; students may build off of the statement that was submitted for admission to the Double Dawgs program.
• Résumé/CV
• Supplemental application

Note: students will not need to provide any test scores, including the GRE, or a writing sample to apply to the MA program.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Helen Mahany
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2673
  • Address: 311B Journalism

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Advertising A.B.
  • Department/College: Advertising and Public Relations

Advising Contact

  • Name: Helen Mahany
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2673
  • Address: 311B Journalism

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication M.A.
  • Department/College: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Advising Contact

  • Name: Glen Nowak
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-8268
  • Address: Journalism 207C