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  • M.A. in Journalism Admissions Requirements

    Priority Application Deadlines*

    • Fall: August 5 | Spring: December 1 | Summer: April 15

    *Or until the cohort is full. To determine if space is available, please contact the Admissions Office at or 757.352.4243.

    Admissions Process

    Scroll down to review each portion of the application process, or use the links below to go directly to a specific step.

    Note: Your application to the graduate School of Communication & the Arts will be complete when you have submitted all of the above items.

    Step 1: Application

    Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

    Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

    Step 2: Application Fee

    Option 1: Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee online during the application process, via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

    Option 2: Attend a graduate School of Communication & the Arts on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application fee. RSVP Today!

    Step 3: Official Transcripts

    An official transcript from each institution you have attended is required. We are excited to offer you the service of requesting transcripts on your behalf using our Transcript Request Form.

    * Please be aware that there are certain institutions from which we cannot request transcripts, including international institutions. You will be notified if we are unable to request your transcript.

    Step 4: Recommendations

    Submit our online recommendation forms to provide us with contact information for each of your recommendations. We will use this information to contact each recommender and provide them with the appropriate recommendation form.

    Step 5: Current Resume

    Provide a professional résumé of employment and accomplishments. Email to or fax to 757.352.4394.

    Step 6: Writing Sample

    Your original essay, feature column or blog should be at least 700 words (Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spaced in Word), as if it were for publication to a general public readership. Be sure to justify your response with sound reasoning and references (MLA or APA stylebook preferred). Be careful to refer to all sources and cite references. Submit electronically to an admissions counselor at

    Select one of the two topics below:

    • Are American young people better informed today about important news events that affect their lives than were their peers of the late 1960s? Explain.
    • The public often blames the news media for acting as sources of distortion or exploitation about troubling events and issues worldwide. In what specific ways might skilled journalist-storytellers make valuable contributions to help resolve human suffering globally and in our own communities? Cite specific examples.

    Step 7: Personal Goals Statement

    Submit a Personal goals statement outlining how your goals align with Regent University and the program to which you are applying.

    Step 8: Official MAT or GRE Scores

    Applicants may choose to take either the MAT or GRE for program entrance. Please arrange to have official MAT or GRE scores (no more than five years old) sent directly to Regent University. The test score requirement is waived for those applicants with a bachelor's or master's GPA of 3.5 or above.

    • For more information or to register for the MAT, visit
    • For more information or to register for the GRE visit Regent ETS code: 5135.

    Step 9: Samples of Journalistic Writing (Optional)

    If available, please submit two to five samples of your journalistic writing.These can be submitted electronically to or faxed to 757.352.4394.

    Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.