Communicate. Connect. Advance your career.

Never before has the world been so interconnected. The internet has transformed how we connect and relate, as mass communication now extends its influence across the globe. Now, you can enter this exciting field in two years or less with Loyola University New Orleans’ online Associate of Arts in Communication degree. This program trains the next generation of communications professionals to think critically, creatively, and independently in order to excel in their field of choice.

With the 100% online Associate of Arts in Communication degree, you can explore fields such as journalism, advertising, public relations, and design — all from the comfort of your own home. You will be guided by the same esteemed faculty as the on-campus program and enjoy access to the same resources as on-campus students. You can also gain valuable, real-world experience through an optional internship program.

This flexible online program is designed to develop the creative mindset, technical competency, ethical foundation, and intellectual curiosity needed to communicate with diverse groups and provide visionary leadership in the communications field. By the end of the program, you’ll boast an impressive portfolio that shines a light on your unique communication style, helping you stand out to industry professionals. Jumpstart your communications career with a nationally recognized credential today.

The Loyola School of Communication and Design is an award-winning institution, and our graduates enjoy a job placement rate well above the national average.

Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s 100% online Associate of Arts in Communication program allows you to earn a valuable credential that can immediately improve your career prospects and earning power through positions with high growth potential, including:

  • Marketing Specialist
  • Copy Editor
  • Client Services Representative
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Junior Brand Strategist
  • Media Assistant

After earning the Associate of Arts in Communication degree, if you are interested in pursuing higher-level careers in the field, we encourage you to continue on to Loyola’s nationally recognized, online Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication program. With a top-ranked bachelor’s in mass communication, you’ll be prepared for rewarding careers like:

  • Videographer or Photographer
  • Corporate Communications Executive
  • Public Relations Account Manager
  • Media Supervisor
  • Social Media Manager
  • Journalist

Flexible online courses, taught by experts.

Loyola’s online Associate of Arts in Communication consists of 60 credit hours taken as follows:

  • 24 hours of Major courses
  • 36 hours of Loyola Core courses

Major courses include:

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Communication/Media Writing
  • Digital Communication
  • Introduction to Layout and Design
  • Social Media Strategies

Download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format. For a full list of courses and course descriptions, click below.

Apply in 3 easy steps.

We know you’re busy, which is why we’ve made applying to Loyola’s online programs as simple as possible. Follow these three steps to start on a path that will transform your career and your life.

Step 1: Talk to us.

Fill out the request form to talk to a dedicated enrollment specialist who will answer any questions you have about the program you’re interested in, how online learning at Loyola works, financial aid, or the application process.

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Step 2: Apply.

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Step 3: Submit your documents.

An enrollment specialist will help you determine exactly which documents you need to submit and will even help you get your transcripts from past institutions!

Visit our admissions page to learn more or feel free to give us a call at (844) 490-6766.