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M.A. in Journalism Admissions Requirements

Priority Application Deadlines*

The M.A. in Journalism allows entry into the program every eight weeks, with a total of five starts.

  • August Start: July 15 Deadline | October Start: October 1 Deadline
  • January Start: December 1 Deadline | March Start: February 15 Deadline
  • May Start: April 15 Deadline

*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 indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program is required. We are excited to offer you the service of requesting transcripts on your behalf using our Transcript Request Service*. Additional transcripts may be requested on a case-by-case basis.

* 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: Writing Sample

Submit electronically to an admissions counselor at

In 750-1000 words, please write an essay about yourself, including your academic, professional and spiritual journeys, and explain why you want to pursue a Masters’ degree in Journalism. In your essay, discuss your personal, professional and spiritual goals. Write in a professional manner as we will evaluate this essay as your writing sample for admission.


At the bottom of your essay please include the contact information (phone number, email and title) for two professional or educational references. These should be people who would be willing to provide our faculty with a verbal recommendation should they need to be contacted.

Other items that may be submitted as supplemental, but not required, pieces include:
  -Examples of Journalistic Writing
  -Professional Resume
  -Professional or Faculty Recommendations
  -GRE/MAT test scores

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