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MA in Communication - Political Communication

Regent University designed the Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Political Communication program for students who hope to learn the ins and outs of public policy, crisis management, and politics. More info on the program can be found here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Political Communication

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Before enrolling in this Master of Arts in Communication program at Regent University, students might have taken undergraduate courses in media, politics, or international relations. Applicants to any master's degree program at Regent University will need a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

How can American politics benefit from better communication? How is public opinion swayed by political campaigns and candidates? Does Christianity have anything to say about it? These are some of the topics that the Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Political Communication program touches upon. Regent University designed it to give students an opportunity to understand the role communication plays in politics, policy, and crisis management in America's democratic system. Coursework delves into international relations, media's influence on politics, and responses to terrorism. Regent is a Christian university, so all of these subjects are analyzed through the lens of a Christian worldview.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

33 credits.

Financial Aid:

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 Master of Arts in Communication with a Concentration in Political Communication:

In this master's degree program, students are asked to complete 18 credit hours in core courses, 12 credit hours in electives, and a capstone course that involves a project, a thesis, or an internship. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

University Foundations Requirements (0-2 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Information Research & Resources
    • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success

Required Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Story, Popular Culture, & Worldview
  • Media & Social Influence
  • Media Research & Analysis
  • Political Communication
  • Christian Foundations in Government
  • American Politics

Electives Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose 9 hours of communications or journalism credits.
  • Students choose one additional Government course from 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

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Directed Project
    • Thesis
    • Internship

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Pursuing a doctorate in politics or communication may help graduates find employment in more advanced positions with increased responsibilities. Several options exist for graduates who would like to continue their studies at the next level. Some of these include:

  • Ph.D. in Communication
  • Ph.D. in Political Communication
  • Ph.D. in Political Science

Career Paths:

Once they've graduated from the Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Political Communication program, graduates might have the political know-how and communications skills to work in government positions, campaigns, or the press corps. Some potential positions in this area include:

  • Media spokesperson
  • Public relations director
  • Political Aide
  • Lobbyist

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