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MA in Communication

The Master of Arts in Communication at Regent University is designed to help students prepare for advanced communication careers in a variety of fields. Read more to learn about this online graduate program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Communication

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

The MA in Communication program at Regent University is designed for students interested in communication careers in areas like public relations, technical writing, media, promotion, or politics. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Regent University's MA in Communication program have the opportunity to learn what it takes to excel professionally as communication leaders. The program is designed to teach students from a Christian perspective and prepare them for careers focused on one of three concentration areas: Media & Arts Management & Promotion, Political Communication, or Strategic Communication.

The Media & Arts Management & Promotion concentration is intended to teach students about research and analysis and media management so they're prepared to work in areas like employment law and viral marketing. Students who enroll in the Political Communication concentration have the opportunity to learn about communication in political settings and crisis management. By studying in the Strategic Communication concentration, students have the chance to develop skills that could help them perform roles in strategic messaging.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

33+ credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the MA in Communication:

Regent University's MA in Communication program requires at least 33 credits and consists of required core courses, elective courses and a capstone course. The courses are different for all specializations. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

MA in Communication - Media & Arts Management & Promotion Courses (33 credits)

  • Story, Popular Culture & Worldview
  • Leadership Theory & Communication
  • The Business of Film
  • The Production Company
  • Theatre Promotion & Management
  • Culminating Project Preparation
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Media Research & Analysis
    • Organizational Research, Analysis & Problem-Solving
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • The Development Process
    • Production Management
    • Role of the Producer
    • Investment, Financing, & Funding Relationships
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Issues in Media Law & Ethics
    • Contract Law
    • Nonprofit Organizations
    • Employment Law
    • Negotiations
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Social Media & Internet Marketing
    • Crisis Communication & Org. Image
    • Advertising & Promotion
    • Viral Marketing
  • Students choose six additional elective hours from courses listed above
  • Directed Project

MA in Communication - Political Communication Courses (33 credits)

  • Story, Popular Culture & Worldview
  • Media Research & Analysis
  • Media & Social Influence
  • Political Communication
  • Christian Foundations of Government
  • American Politics
  • Students choose three COM or JRN courses
  • Students also choose of the following:
    • Economic Policy
    • International Relations Theory
    • Special Topics in Government and Politics
    • American Political Thought
    • Terrorism and Homeland Defense
    • Crisis/Disaster Consequence Management
    • Healthcare Policy & Ethics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Internship
    • Directed Project
    • Thesis

MA in Communication - Strategic Communication Courses (33 credits)

  • Story, Popular Culture & Worldview
  • Media Research & Analysis
  • Culminating Project Preparation
  • Students choose eight of the following courses:
    • Multiplatform Writing
    • Social Media & Internet Marketing
    • Influence through Entertainment
    • Media & Social Influence
    • Issues in Media Law & Ethics
    • Leadership Theory & Communication
    • Organizational Communication in the Digital Age
    • Media & the Church
    • Critical Approaches in Strategic Communication
    • Public Relations: Cases & Campaigns
    • Crisis Communication & Organizational Image
    • Seminar
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Directed Project
    • M.A. Thesis

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The MA in Communication from Regent University is designed to offer students a solid foundation in communication that could help them easily further their education in the field. Opportunities available to students with this degree could include graduate certificates in specific areas of communication as well as a doctoral degree for students interested in academic or research roles.

Educational options for graduates could include:

  • Business Communication Certificate
  • Certificate of Graduate Study with a specialization in Organizational Communication & Leadership
  • Certificate of Post-Doctorate Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS)
  • PhD in Communication

Career Paths:

Students who complete the MA in Communication program could be preapared for a variety of positions. Depending on the specialty chosen, students might seek careers that involve social media marketing, branding, crisis response, research analysis, or public relations.

Graduates could choose to pursue careers that include:

  • Political aide
  • Press secretary
  • Media manager
  • Communications director
  • Business marketing specialist

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