International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)


We are pleased to offer a 15% Founder's Scholarship for all IABC members beginning the JM program in the current academic year.

The JM is a 24-credit-hour program that allows students to customize their coursework to meet their individual career needs, and may be completed full-time in one-year or part-time in up to four years. 

Professionals in media, journalism, marketing and other areas of communication must deftly navigate complexity across political, legal and cultural boundaries, while doing so at the ever-increasing speeds of the digital age. An understanding of the basics of constitutional law and torts, in addition to the specialized areas of media law and intellectual property, will assist communications professionals in their goal to contribute words and ideas to the collective conversation.

Following are suggested courses for students pursuing a specialization in media and communications law.

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyright Law
  • Election Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • First Amendment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law
  • Legislation & Regulation
  • Media Law
  • Patent Law
  • Sports and Advertising Law
  • Torts
  • Trademark Law

Application Process

Please visit application process and requirements for more details on the JM application process. 

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the program, please contact Andrea Schmoyer, Director of Graduate Programs Admissions, at jmadmissions@emory.edu or 404-727-2191.