M.A. in Communication

School of Communication & the Arts

$35 million Communication & Performing Arts Center

90% of faculty hold the highest degree in their field

5 Fulbright Scholars & Specialists among faculty

Graduates in 65% of the top Fortune 100 companies

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.

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.

Online Masters Best Communication Degree Programs 2019

Available Fully Online

8-week Course Sessions

Various Concentrations




Take Your Career to the Next Level

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.

Click any section below for additional information or access your course schedule.

2019-2020 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.


Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22


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 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.

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 transcripts@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 enrollment 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. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email 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.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Communication

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

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

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

M.A. in Communication