Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication


Master’s Degree in Digital Media and Storytelling at Loyola: Frequently Asked Questions

The new master’s degree in Digital Media and Storytelling at Loyola is designed for graduates and professionals seeking to further their careers in communications. Here are some of our FAQs you may find helpful:

What is this new degree?
Loyola’s interdisciplinary program helps students acquire a broad skill set in producing and distributing non-fictional narratives across diverse streams of communication. Upon program completion, students will earn a Master of Communication (MC) degree.

What makes Loyola’s degree in digital media unique?
Loyola’s program goes beyond studying communications to help students develop compelling presentations keeping audiences’ preferences and ethics in mind. State-of-the-art facilities enhance our students’ technical skills by preparing them for this fast-paced and dynamic industry.  

What is the duration of the program?
The MC degree program consists of 36 credit hours completed in two years. Students will study digital storytelling in a variety of disciplines, from journalism to advertising to public relations, to documentary production.  

Who are the faculty?
Loyola’s faculty is well-recognized and respected for their scholarship and experience in their respective fields of communication. Many of the program instructors have international exposure and bring a global perspective to the courses. Read more about SOC's faculty and staff here.

Applying for the Degree in Digital Media at Loyola

Here are the answers to some common questions about our application process.

Who can apply for the Digital Media Degree at Loyola?
Loyola’s program is open to recent undergraduate graduates and professionals from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree, but are not required to have a previously studied communications. A demonstrated interest in digital media and storytelling is encouraged. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is strongly preferred. View full admissions requirements here

When do I need to submit my application?
We accept applications on a rolling basis and invite you to apply now to any of our terms (Fall, Spring, or Summer) to start earning your digital media and storytelling degree.

What are Loyola's tuition and fees?
Please click here for full tuition and fees details. Also, be sure to check out our Financial Aid Office website to explore financial aid options for graduate students. 

Located in Chicago, one of the world's great communication centers, Loyola University Chicago provides an ideal setting for integrating study with practical application in the expanding field of communication.  Contact us for more information or apply to Loyola for our degree in digital media.