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Master of Science in

Digital Marketing and Design

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Master of Science in Digital Marketing and Design

Develop a digital marketing strategy with a proven ROI

In today's world, an organization's success hinges on its ability to understand and master the wide range of digital channels that are critical to building a message or brand. From online advertising to social media to mobile responsive design, marketers and designers are tasked with reaching consumers and other key stakeholders through a converged, fully online marketing model.

As a student in the Brandeis GPS Digital Marketing and Design program, you'll learn alongside working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals. The program will equip you to:

  • Design marketing campaigns across a variety of digital platforms.
  • Optimize campaigns for digital audiences.
  • Capture and use advertising analytics to inform marketing decisions.

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The 30-credit part-time, online program has seven required courses and three electives.

Admissions Criteria

Those applying to the program should have an undergraduate degree with at least 2 marketing courses and/or 2 years of relevant work experience.

Courses

Part-time, fully online, financially accessible

The 30-credit Digital Marketing and Design program has seven required courses and three electives. Required courses provide students with a focused education surrounding fundamental topics in the field, while electives build upon specific professional skillsets and allow students to enrich and round out their studies.

Sample Fall 2018 curriculum

Please note that available courses are subject to change.

Required courses

  • Innovation and User-Centered Design
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Principles of Search Engine Marketing
  • Writing for Digital Environments
  • Multichannel Marketing Campaigns
  • Social, Web and Marketing Analytics
  • Foundations of Data Science and Analytics

Sample electives 

  • Digital Imaging, Video and Media Production
  • Mobile Applications and Responsive Web Design
  • Web Development Technologies
  • Software Development in Java
  • Ethics in Digital Design and Marketing
  • Cognitive and Social Psychology of User-Centered Design
  • Special Topics in Digital Marketing and Design

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The digital marketing industry

Gain insights into the field

Professionals specializing in digital marketing and design are in high demand. Market research shows more than 44,000 related job postings in the field between April 2014 and March 2015, and research indicates that job openings have more than doubled since 2010. (source: Burning Glass) 

Leading organizations that are currently hiring digital marketing experts span multiple industries and include:

  • Accenture
  • Oracle
  • American Express
  • IBM
  • Amazon.com
  • NBC
  • Conde Nast
  • Facebook
  • Marriott International Inc.
  • Nordstrom

Students seeking a master's in this industry often hold job titles such as:

  • Interactive Designer
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Internet Marketing Specialist
  • Social Media Manager/Specialist
  • Search Engine Optimization Manager
  • Search Engine Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Analyst

Our students

By the numbers

The program is 21% male and 79% female.

24 students are currently working toward their Digital Marketing and Design degree. 

The program launched in fall 2015.


“As an online learner at Brandeis GPS, I found the coursework and support resources convenient and accommodating. In fact, I rarely felt as though my studies were an interruption. What I learned was immediately applicable, and I continue every day to benefit from the understanding the courses gave me.”
— Scott Paddock, GPS Student

Digital Marketing and Design

Meet our featured faculty

Our Digital Marketing and Design faculty understand the challenges of modern industry. Whether they’re spearheading marketing campaigns at a university or helping small businesses launch their own digital marketing initiatives, they structure their GPS curriculum to draw on real-world expertise and connections that ultimately help our students advance their career goals. Here is a sampling of our Digital Marketing and Design faculty:

  • Chris MiceliMBA, is an experienced marketing strategist with more than fifteen years of success conceptualizing and implementing competitive marketing strategies. He has worked extensively in the area of digital marketing since the early 2000's and has developed and analyzed both B2C and B2B digital marketing campaigns across a broad number of industries including durable goods, consumer electronics, and manufactures goods. 
  • Lora Kratchounova is a seasoned strategic marketer with 22+ years of marketing experience across continents. Lora is the founder of Scratch Marketing + Media, an end-to-end strategy and digital marketing consulting firm for global and growing companies. Clients serviced by Scratch include global leaders such as EMC, Vmware, Citrix, IBM, Accenture, Deloitte and Amdocs.
  • Erin Meredith BazzellMBA, is the Global Marketing Communication Leader for Cummins Filtration, a Cummins Inc. business unit. She leads a team in the corporate office in Nashville, TN, as well as teams in seven other countries globally. In her 10+ years in the marketing field, she has honed skills in the medical, education, retail and manufacturing fields. She is an active member in her local chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and also teaches undergraduate marketing courses at Southern New Hampshire University. 

Visit the Rabb School faculty directory for a full list of Brandeis GPS faculty.

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