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Pursue an online master’s in communication degree program at Regent University.

M.A. in Communication

Master’s in Communication: Learn to Connect, Communicate & Impact.

You entered the world of communication to make a difference. Regent’s online Master of Arts in Communication degree program gives you the edge you need to excel in this highly competitive arena. Select from three specialized concentrations, delivered from a Christian perspective. We’ll empower you with in-depth knowledge and skill for the next rung in your career.

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May 10, 2021

Increase Your Earning Potential

Advance in leadership roles with higher salary opportunities.

Expand Your Career Path Through a Communication Degree

Enjoy opportunities in fields such as technical writing, public relations, and editing.

Gain Foundational Managing Skills

Acquire skills in managing projects and communicating persuasively.

Access Faculty Expertise

Be mentored by faculty members who teach on campus in Virginia Beach. Experience Regent, ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2020.

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 online master’s in Communication degree, you will be able to:

  • Leverage the power of social media and internet marketing, including branding, promotion, and distribution.
  • 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

  • Communications Director
  • Media Spokesperson
  • Public Relations Director
  • Marketing & Advertising Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Press Secretary
6%
Projected growth in media & communication employment from 2016-2026 Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication – Media & Arts Management & Promotion prepares you for a career in the management of media companies and arts organizations such as theatres. It also allows you to tailor the curriculum to meet your specific interests in the area of communication and arts management and promotion.

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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication – Political Communication equips you to produce effective communication within the political environment of the American government. It will deepen your understanding of policies, politics, crisis management and more. Learn to leverage modern campaigning tools to increase political engagement.

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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication – Strategic Communication enables you to shape your narrative through strategic messaging. It will equip you to assist organizations with various communication needs, from public relations and crisis communication to training modules. You will also learn to apply current internet, social media, and mobile media marketing strategies and tools.

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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

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

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

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*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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