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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.

January 11, 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.

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
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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2020-2021 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.


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 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 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.

“Thankful for all the Regent advisors who helped me through all the obstacles of graduating. Thankful for my professors who answered all of my questions and emails.”

Jennifer Anne McFadden,

“My college career has been anything but ordinary. But after five years, two schools, two majors, a minor, and a global pandemic, I can finally say that I am a Regent graduate!”

Stephanie Clark, B.S. in Paralegal Studies, 2020

“I received my M.A. in Communication from Regent University. Juggling full-time work, freelancing, family time, as well as 2-3 courses at a time was challenging, but it was worth all the hard work.”

Adam Ericson, M.A. in Communication, 2020 Filmmaker, Seacoast Church

“Making the switch from community college to Regent was a flawless process and the best decision ever. I’m so proud I have ‘Regent graduate’ connected to my story.”

Hanna Bishop, B.A., 2015 Christian Ministry

“Regent’s Military Resource Center introduced me to a network of mentors and went the extra mile to support me.”

Natasha Moore, B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2019; MPA, 2020 Navy veteran; preparing to be a commissioned officer in the military