Master of Science in Digital Social Media

We prepare you with the critical foundation in the science and practice of digital social media that you need to drive the future of communication, new media technologies and business.

You will learn the theory, skills and strategic mindset that are essential for undertaking, developing and managing social media platforms, digital media, apps and online communication. As you engage with our expert faculty, you will build a personalized course of study that culminates with the design, incubation and execution of a portfolio-building capstone project.

Our STEM-designated degree program and unmatched location in Los Angeles, a worldwide epicenter for the digital, social, technology and media industries, will empower you as a professional or entrepreneur across business, marketing, advertising, entertainment, education, and beyond.

By the numbers

15
students per capstone courseOur students develop intellectual, professional and ethical depth as they engage with our expert faculty in small-class settings.
Our students develop intellectual, professional and ethical depth as they engage with our expert faculty in small-class settings.
100% %
of our Class of 2018 employed within 12 months of graduationOur recent graduates have gone on to distinguished careers with employers such as NFL Network, Edelman, Ayzenberg and Disney.
Our recent graduates have gone on to distinguished careers with employers such as NFL Network, Edelman, Ayzenberg and Disney.
100% %
of students learn data analytics skillsOur students build a critical understanding of data analysis, including visualization and stewardship.
Our students build a critical understanding of data analysis, including visualization and stewardship.
4,800
tech-based companiesOne of the world’s creative capitals, Los Angeles is home to Silicon Beach, which has seeded hundreds of start-ups such as Snapchat.
One of the world’s creative capitals, Los Angeles is home to Silicon Beach, which has seeded hundreds of start-ups such as Snapchat.

Student and alumni work

Coronary

Ryan Burke creates and markets a graphic novel that’s Black Mirror meets Romeo and Juliet.

Family ties

Kyle Le builds a YouTube channel and launches a series of viral videos sharing family reunion stories.

Taking the next step

Jake Wachtel ’16 returns to school mid-career and blends his prior experience with new knowledge.

STEM-designated degree program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) designated programs provide the interdisciplinary skills needed to drive the future of communication and business. Our MS in Digital Social Media program qualifies as a STEM-designated degree program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and provides potential extension of employment opportunities in the U.S. for international graduates via application for a 24-month extension of a 12-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization.