Public Relations AB/Journalism and Mass Communication MA(Emerging Media)

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

Admission to Program

Students will apply for the program as soon as the decision to pursue Double Dawgs has been made. Students can apply as early as their first year. The latest students can apply is October 31 of their third year.

Prospective students are required to submit a Double Dawgs application to the New Media Institute. Applications are due annually by October 31. The application opens on the first day of Fall classes and can be found on the New Media Institute’s website, This is the only time of year prospective Double Dawg applicants will be reviewed and admitted into the pathway. Additionally, students are required to add the pathway on Athena.


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

Three graduate courses will be used to satisfy both graduate and undergraduate program requirements: ADPR 7750, ADPR 7950, and NMIX 6110.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Eight additional courses are required to complete the graduate degree portion of this dual degree program: ADPR 7760, JRMC 7010, JRMC 7011, JRMC 7012, JRMC 7015, JRMC 8010, JRMC 8016, and one JRMC elective.

Admission to Graduate Program

Applicants must formally apply to the Graduate School by March 1 of their undergraduate graduation year. The application requires a statement of purpose, three positive recommendation letters, a resume, and unofficial transcripts. At that time, applicants will also submit supplemental application materials to the Grady Graduate Office, which includes a form indicating their desired MA concentration.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Greg Nowak
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-8268
  • Address: 134B Journalism

Undergraduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact