M.A. in Communication — Strategic Communication

School of Communication & the Arts

The Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Strategic Communication is an online or on-campus degree for Christian leaders interested in digital communication and the impact effective messaging can have on values, beliefs and society as a whole. Explore business principles, communication theory, media and more. You'll also develop your skills in research, organization, writing and critical thinking.

  • Learn to produce and disseminate strategic communication to inform or persuade specific audiences.
  • Learn how to reach your communication goals through new media technologies.
  • Understand how people process and understand stories, visual communication, entertainment, news and advertising.
  • Gain practical knowledge in production theory and techniques for digital media.

Career Opportunities:

  • Media Direction
  • Business Marketing
  • Content Development
  • Communications
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Advertising & Public Relations

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Delivery Format: Online or Online/On Campus Hybrid

Total Credit Hours Required: 33

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

 Priority Application Deadlines

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


Admissions Process:

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: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts

Regent’s Office of the Registrar is requesting your official transcripts from your degree-granting institution. We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript in order to gain you an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: COM Master's Application Pieces.


Step 4: Writing Sample

Submit electronically to an admissions counselor at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SCA Masters Application Pieces.

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 communication with a concentration in Strategic Communication. 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.

Step 5: Current Résumé

Provide a professional résumé of employment and accomplishments. Email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SCA Masters Application Pieces or fax to 757.352.4394.

Other items that may be submitted as supplemental, but not required, pieces include:

•   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.




Rates (2017-2018)

MA in Communication - Strategic Communication Program

$650/credit hour

Course Infrastructure Fee

$200/course (Fee discontinued from Session A 2017 for online students.)

Technology Fee


Student Parking

$100/semester (on-campus students)

Council of Graduate Students

$15/semester (on-campus students)

Library Course

$50 one-time fee (All students must register for this course to graduate.)

Late Fee

$100 (Applied due to late registration or late payment.)


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