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M.A. in Communication – Strategic Communication

Be Strategic. Enhance Your Communications Career.

You know communication is the backbone of an organization. And you want to master it. Our Master of Arts in Communication – Strategic Communication equips you for just that. It combines the foundational theories of communication with practical application, enabling you to shape your narrative through strategic messaging.

Online
33+
January 11, 2021
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Increase Your Earning Potential

Advance in leadership roles with higher salary potential.

Enhance Your Expertise

Be equipped to serve in influential media and management positions.

Expand Your Audience

Learn to produce communication across a wide cultural, social, and economic spectrum.

Online Masters Best Communication Degree Programs 2019

On completing the online master’s in Communication – Strategic Communication program, you will be able to:

  • Apply current internet, social media, and mobile media marketing strategies, tools and practices.
  • Apply research methods, evaluation and analysis techniques to gain an insight into media trends.
  • Assist organizations with various communication needs, from public relations and crisis communication to combining entertainment and education in training modules.

Career Opportunities

  • Media director
  • Business marketing specialist
  • Communications director
  • Social media manager
  • Advertising & public relations specialist
  • Communication analyst
$132Thousand
Estimated mean annual wage of public relations and fundraising managers U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019
Current internet, social media, and mobile media marketing theories, strategies, tools and practices. Includes study of communication methods used by professionals in journalism, film, television, advertising, public relations, and related professions to brand, promote, and distribute products and services. Web-based production lab included. Cross-listed with GOV 547, JRN 607 and COM 717.

Designed to develop an understanding of important theories of social influence pertinent to media and culture, this course features content including the study of diffusion of innovations, social marketing, entertainment-education, agenda setting, and other communication and development processes. Social change will be studied within the context of Scripture at the individual, organizational, community, national and international levels. Course will benefit anyone who seeks to know how mass media influences people’s attitudes, values, beliefs and practices. Students may have the opportunity to get involved in applied research projects that address some of the most significant issues and needs in contemporary society.

Contemporary principles and practices of leadership in media-related organizations, both commercial and non-profit, through a biblical lens. Includes current theories on leading organizational change, virtual teams, and entrepreneurship. Lab included. Cross-listed with JRN 628.

2020-2021 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, 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.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Communication

$650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
Library Course $50 one-time fee (All students must register for this course to graduate.)
Late Payment Fee $100

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Communication

$650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $600
Library Course $50 one-time fee (All students must register for this course to graduate.)
Late Payment Fee $100

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Whether you are a prospective student or a current student, your questions matter. Please take a few moments to skim our Frequently Asked Questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us.

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