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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Academics

1. Are your programs accredited?

Yes, the School of Communication & the Arts is fully accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges & Schools).

2. Can I transfer some credit hours from a previous institution toward earning my degree at Regent?

Yes, we do allow transfer credits if they meet these two conditions: 1) they must be extra credits that were not used to earn a previous degree; 2) they must represent coursework that aligns closely with the degree program you are pursuing at Regent. Final decisions regarding granting transfer credit will be made by the academic dean after a review of the syllabus and course description of the proposed transfer course.

3. Do you offer classes during the day and evening? Can I take some classes online?

Yes, we have classes that meet mornings, afternoons and evenings. Some of our classes are also offered online.

4. What is the educational level and professional background of your faculty?

Our faculty hold terminal degrees from respected universities across the country. They are award winning (Emmys, Tellys and more), experienced professionals who have worked in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and around the world. Learn more.

5. Are class sizes small enough where I can receive individual attention from my professors?

Our faculty to student ratio is 1:15 which ensures small class sizes that allow you to not only learn from faculty, but be mentored by them as well.

6. What writing format is used in the School of Communication & the Arts?

We use both APA and MLA depending on the class and the professor.

7. Am I able to construct independent study courses under the supervision of a faculty member for a course topic that may not be available during my time there?

Yes, that is an option students have. The proposed course must have a faculty member willing to structure and supervise the learning experience, but such arrangements are possible.

8. Are there residency requirements for your online programs?

Some of our online programs have a residency requirement while others do not. Please see details below:

M.A. in Theatre - 8 weeks of summer residency (may be done over two summers at 4 weeks each)
Ph.D. in Communication - 1 week of residency each summer until coursework is completed
MFA in Script & Screenwriting - 1 week of residency
M.A. in Communication, Strategic Communication - no residency
M.A. in Cinema-Television, Critical Studies - no residency
M.A. in Journalism - no residency

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