M.A. in Communication – Political Communication

The Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Political Communication, offered entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses, will equip you to produce effective and powerful communication within the political environment of the American government. You will be armed from a Christian foundation with knowledge of political theory, messaging skills and an understanding of media influence.

  • Understand, analyze and design strategies to address public opinion regarding political and social issues, and media framing of those issues.
  • Develop skills and knowledge to respond quickly and accurately in complex situations as a principled media representative.
  • Tailor your degree to the best blend of theoretical and practical knowledge in government and communication to reach your professional goals.

Career Opportunities:

  • Media Spokesperson
  • Press Secretary
  • Campaign Press
  • Public Relations

Delivery Format: Online or Online/On Campus Hybrid

Total Credit Hours Required: 33

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

 Priority Application Deadlines

  • January Start: December 1 Deadline
  • March Start: February 15 Deadline
  • May Start: April 15 Deadline
  • August Start: August 15 Deadline
  • October Start: October 1 Deadline

 

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

Option 1: 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.

Option 2: Attend a Robertson School of Government on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application fee.

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: Personal Goal Statement

Submit a 1 page Personal Goal Statement demonstrating an interest in a degree program from the School of Communication & the Arts. Please email to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SCA Master's Application Pieces.

  1. Describe your professional and career goals and how graduate (OR doctoral) – level coursework from the School of Communication and the Arts will help you facilitate your objectives.
  2. Considering your personal, spiritual, and professional background, why have you chosen Regent as the place to pursue your degree?

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

 

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Rates (2017-2018)

M.A. in Communication— Political Communication

$650/credit hour

Course Infrastructure Fee

$200/course (Fee discontinued from Session A 2017 for online students.)

Technology Fee

$300/semester

Student Parking

$100/semester (on-campus students)

Council of Graduate Students

$15/semester (on-campus students)

Library Course

$50 one-time fee (All students must register for this course to graduate.)

Late Fee

$100 (Applied due to late registration or late payment.)

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