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M.A. in Communication – Political Communication

Passionate About Political Communication? Make a Career of it.

Whether you want to be a press secretary, the communications director of a political campaign, or a public relations director, our Master of Arts in Communication – Political Communication is for you. It will equip you to produce effective communication within the political environment of the American government. Based on a Christian foundation, this online political communication degree will teach you how to respond quickly and accurately in complex situations as a principled media representative.

Online
33+
March 15, 2021
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Increase Your Influence

Advance in leadership roles with higher salary potential.

Expand Your Government & Communication Knowledge

Deepen your understanding of policies, politics, crisis management, and more.

Enhance Your Strategic Messaging Skills

Design strategies to address public opinion regarding political and social issues.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Online Masters Best Communication Degree Programs 2019

On completing the master’s in Communication – Political Communication degree, you will be able to:

  • Leverage modern campaigning tools to increase political engagement.
  • Apply research and analysis skills to evaluate public opinion.
  • Apply policies and procedures to reduce and respond to crises.

Career Opportunities

  • Media spokesperson
  • Press secretary
  • Campaign press corps member
  • Public relations director
  • Political aide
  • Lobbyist
$132Thousand
Estimated mean annual wage of public relations and fundraising managers U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Media industry research methods, evaluation and analysis techniques, including surveys, content analyses, polling, data mining, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. Common research practices of professional journalists, public relations practitioners, film-television professionals, media analysts and consultants, and communication scholars are examined. Web-based lab included. Cross-listed with JRN 601.

Analysis of a current governmental and political topic. Enrollment limited.

Examination of the philosophical and religious roots of early America from the colonial era to the formation of the Constitution.

Policies and procedures to mitigate, prevent and respond to disaster, the literature of risk, regimes for safety and risk reduction, the ethics of care and compassion, and mechanisms for measuring threat and recovery.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

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

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Step 3: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SCA Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 4: Complete Your Academic Background Questionnaire

In lieu of the previously required personal goal statement, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objective with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 5: Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.


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

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$6506$3,90033$21,450
Master of Fine Arts in Film-Television (MFA)$6506$3,90044$28,600
Master of Fine Arts in Acting (MFA)$8956$5,37060$53,700
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (PhD)$9253$2,77562$57,350
Doctor of Strategic Communication (DSC)$9253$2,77549$45,325

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$6509$5,85033$21,450
Master of Fine Arts in Film-Television (MFA)$6509$5,85044$28,600
Master of Fine Arts in Acting (MFA)$8959$8,05560$53,700
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (PhD)$9256$5,55062$57,350
Doctor of Strategic Communication (DSC)$9256$5,55049$45,325

Part TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$6506$3,90033$21,450
Master of Fine Arts in Film-Television (MFA)$6506$3,90044$28,600
Master of Fine Arts in Acting (MFA)$8956$5,37060$53,700
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (PhD)$9253$2,77562$57,350
Doctor of Strategic Communication (DSC)$9253$2,77549$45,325

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$6509$5,85033$21,450
Master of Fine Arts in Film-Television (MFA)$6509$5,85044$28,600
Master of Fine Arts in Acting (MFA)$8959$8,05560$53,700
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (PhD)$9256$5,55062$57,350
Doctor of Strategic Communication (DSC)$9256$5,55049$45,325

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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