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Join Us

Do you think the MATC is right for you? Learn more about the application process, criteria for admissions and program costs. And, once you’re done reading, don’t hesitate to call or email with questions or to set up an appointment to meet by phone or in-person with the academic director.

Contact Us

We enjoy hearing from prospective students and welcome your questions.  

For general inquiries:

Rachel Lillis
Assistant Director for Online Graduate Programs
UNC School of Media and Journalism
(919) 966-7024
matc [at] unc [dot] edu


For questions about the MATC admissions process:

Laura Ruel
MATC Academic Director
UNC School of Media and Journalism
(919) 962-0218
lruel [at] email [dot] unc [dot] edu

Laura is available to review the application process, answer admissions-related questions and discuss whether the MATC is a good fit for you. You also may schedule an appointment to meet with Laura in person at her office in Carroll Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.  


Meet the full administrative team here.