Online Communications Programs

Are you intrigued by the dynamic world of marketing? Curious about how to become an expert journalist or multimedia editor? Do you know what it takes to be an effective leader? Our online communications courses offer the perfect way to get a head start on your college education and potentially your future. Learn from acclaimed Georgetown professors and experts in your fields of interest. The online format is flexible, allowing you to take as many communications-related courses as you'd like anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

Program Dates

Multi-length courses available throughout the year

Enrichment Course Fees



For students ages 13 and up

Current Courses Available

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Journalism and Media

Journalism and Media in the Digital Age

Content marketer. Social media specialist. Copywriter. Reporter. Digital journalism embodies much more than print and TV stories. This course shares the foundations of the craft—from recognizing an accurate and compelling story, to ethics and laws surrounding it. Explore the reporter’s toolkit, including how to gather facts through skillful interviewing and research. Discover the evolving mix of news platforms—print, digital, video, social media—and craft a news story for the platform of your choice.

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Becoming a Leader: Motivate, Inspire, and Persuade

If great leaders share one thing, it's the ability to motivate people to make decisions that deliver optimal results. This course provides insights on how to build your leadership skills and use them effectively, no matter where life takes you. You’ll explore various leadership styles and the circumstances that call for each, and hear from guest speakers across a range of industries like government, business, finance, medicine, and more.

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Discover the Power of Marketing

The world of marketing is dynamic and ever-changing — trends, technology, and tactics never stop innovating. Understanding how to engage the power of marketing is a vital life skill for anyone. This hands-on course explores the best ways to reach a target audience, both digitally and traditionally. Learn how to build a creative, data-driven, impactful marketing plan, and explore the many facets and career options of this fast-paced field.

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How You Will Benefit

  • Communications courses are available throughout the year—pick subjects that fit your passion and your schedule.
  • Suitable for high school students ages 13 and up so you can start exploring communications subjects early on.
  • Experience what it’s like to take courses designed by Georgetown University faculty while you’re still in high school.
  • Flexible learning: lessons by professors are delivered through dynamic videos, so you can tune in whenever your schedule allows—the ultimate in flexibility.
  • Work with mentors who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience.
  • For each course, earn a Certificate of Completion from Georgetown University for your college application.

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Three Learning Advantages Designed for You

Final Capstone Project

All communications courses culminate in a special Final Capstone Project that allows you to:

  • Demonstrate what you've learned in a presentation.
  • Get feedback from your mentors on your work.
  • Choose from a variety of communications-related topics covered in your course to show what you’ve learned.
  • Use any media you prefer—text, video, photography, PowerPoint.


You’ll receive guidance from a mentor who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience. You can expect:

  • Expertise in your communications course’s particular field.
  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments. 
  • Inspiration, motivation, and confidence to help you excel in your studies. 
  • Brainstorming to help you prepare for your Final Capstone Project.

Flexible Learning

  • 100% online learning that works with your schedule.
  • Flexible format: you’ll learn through video lessons. Tune in anytime that works for you.
  • Multiple courses can be taken to maximize your learning experience.
  • 20 to 30 hours of total instruction and activities per course, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support from mentors.

How to Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Just provide some basic information and tell us why you wish to take this program.

Note: Please submit all application materials in English.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will you be graded? What are assignments like? How much time do you have to turn around a project? When do you find out if you’re admitted? Find answers to your questions here.

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We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

  • Haven’t applied to the program, complete your application now. The scholarship application is included.
  • Applied to the program and didn’t fill out a scholarship request, resume your application and click “Apply for Scholarship”.
  • Are unsure about whether or not you applied for a scholarship, reach out to us at for assistance.

The University reserves the right to modify the course as may become necessary.