Georgia Communications Degrees

School Level Program Admissions
Campbellsville University Bachelor BS in Business Administration: Marketing Emphasis
Gain an understanding of integral marketing concepts, including audience targeting and creating compelling messaging.
Campbellsville University Bachelor MBA Marketing
Learn powerful marketing techniques to help your organization stand out with our online marketing MBA program.
Winthrop University Master Master of Business Administration - Marketing
AACSB Accredited, 100% online.

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Two different universities provide higher education programs that have been accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) in the state of Georgia. The University of Georgia, the bigger of the two institutions, offers undergraduate programs in advertising, public relations, media studies, and journalism.

There is also a Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television, and Digital Media. The University of Georgia is the only one that offers a Master's degree in a related area. Savannah State University, the other school in the state, offers a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications.

Top Locations for Communications Schools and Job Opportunities in Georgia

Savannah is one of the top five most populous cities in the state of Georgia and is home to the ACEJMC-accredited programs at Savannah State University, which also offers career opportunities for graduates. An additional school that provides many positions in the field of communication is Savannah College of Art and Design, with positions such as executive media coordinator, director of social media, and video producer.

Media Organizations in Georgia

Overall, Georgia has an abundance of broadcasting jobs in various locations, including Savannah, working with companies such as Nexstar Broadcasting and Gray Television. Broadcasting is also significant in Atlanta, one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States. It is most famously known to host Turner Broadcasting entities.

The city of Atlanta is world headquarters for CNN (Cable News Network), though what still remains at this location is digital content, Headline News content, and CNN International. It is also home to the headquarters of major cable and television broadcaster Cox Communications and The Weather Channel, which covers severe weather events around the country on a constant basis.

School Level Program Admissions
University of Texas Permian Basin Bachelor Online BA in Communication
Multiple tracks: Communication Studies, Strategic Messaging, Professional Communication, Sports Media.
Drake University Bachelor BA in Journalism & Mass Communication
2 specializations in Digital Communication or Public Relations.
American University Master Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
Program teaches you to connect creatively and strategically with audiences through targeted campaigns.
Campbellsville University Associate AS Business Administration
100% online, offers a range of study areas.
Johns Hopkins University AAP Master MA in Communication
Gain practical and applied knowledge through coursework that explores real-life communication issues.

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Campus-based and online Communications programs in Georgia

Savannah State University

  • B.A. Mass Communications

University of Georgia

  • Advertising and Public Relations; Entertainment and Media Studies, Journalism
  • M.A.; Fine Arts in Film, Teleision, and Digital Media
  • PH.D.

Georgia Journalism and Communications Careers, Salaries, and Associations

Across the state of Georgia, reporters and correspondents make slightly over the national median salary, but that is different within the Atlanta and Sandy Springs metropolitan area. The median annual salary is estimated at $57,930 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That figure jumps up to over $93,700 in the top 10 percent of salary estimates. Overall, the state of Georgia sticks around the national median in many communications categories, including editing, public relations, and marketing managers.

Advertising and promotional managers see one of the bigger salary figures when compared to the rest of the Southeastern portion of the United States. The annual mean wage statewide is over $146,000, which is almost exclusively boosted within the Atlanta metropolitan area.

This is also one of the top 10 areas countrywide that employ these managers, beating out locations such as Washington DC and Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota. North Carolina is the only state in the region that is on par, but still has slightly lower average salary estimates within advertising management.

Georgia Association of Broadcasters

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) was founded in Savannah to support the broadcasting industry and provide various events to enhance professional skills and networking opportunities with over 500 radio and television broadcasters in the area. Some of the programs offered through GAB include scholarships for students that are studying broadcasting in the latter stages of their education, and the annual GABCon event that brings together leaders in broadcasting and recognizes some of the best accomplishments in the industry.