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M.A. in Communication — Political Communication

The Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Political Communication, offered entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses, will equip you to produce effective and powerful communication within the political environment of the American government. You will be armed from a Christian foundation with knowledge of political theory, messaging skills and an understanding of media influence.

  • Understand, analyze and design strategies to address public opinion regarding political and social issues, and media framing of those issues.
  • Develop skills and knowledge to respond quickly and accurately in complex situations as a principled media representative.
  • Tailor your degree to the best blend of theoretical and practical knowledge in government and communication to reach your professional goals.

Career Opportunities:

  • Media Spokesperson
  • Press Secretary
  • Campaign Press
  • 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

  • January Start: December 1 Deadline
  • March Start: February 15 Deadline
  • May Start: April 15 Deadline
  • August Start: August 15 Deadline
  • October Start: October 1 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 Robertson School of Government on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application fee.

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 Political 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.

 

 

 

 

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Rates (2017-2018)

M.A. in Communication— Political Communication

$650/credit hour

Course Infrastructure Fee

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

Technology Fee

$300/semester

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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