The Master of Professional Communications and Leadership is designed to further professional development through coursework in written and verbal communications skills, critical thinking, and leadership. The program is directed toward both traditional and non-traditional students who are either already in the workforce or are making the transition from an undergraduate degree to a professional setting.
Unlike traditional master’s programs, which focus on developing skills in one specific discipline, the Professional Communication and Leadership program combines the interdisciplinary nature of liberal studies with a practical focus on professional development. Students who have a firm foundation in the arts and sciences are well positioned to advance professionally, but they often need specific skills that are not covered by traditional majors.
This M.A degree is designed to meet that specific need. The M.A. in Professional Communications and Leadership includes a core of courses in organizational communication, professional writing, and leadership, with elective courses available in written communication, small group communication, and conflict resolution, among others.
Regular Admission Requirements
- Official transcripts that demonstrate completion of requirements for the baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. A 2.75 overall grade point average, OR a 2.50 overall grade point average with a minimum 2.75 major grade point average, on all undergraduate work is required.
- A resume or vita.
- Two professional letters of recommendation.
- Letter of intent: A writing sample of 200-500 words that describes how and M.A in Professional Communications and Leadership would help you meet your personal and professional goals.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA.
Provisional Admission Requirements
Non-traditional students and applicants not meeting the above requirements may be considered for Provisional (Probationary) admission as determined on a case-by-case basis.
Armstrong, Statesboro Degree Requirements:30 Credit Hours
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The Professional Communication and Leadership degree, offered at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong & Statesboro campuses focus on written and verbal communication with an emphasis on critical thinking, all within the lens of leadership. It is community-driven and developed to prepare you as a working professional in the areas of communication, critical thinking and leadership. By pursuing this degree, you will become familiar with communication strategies, technical editing, organizational communication in diverse contexts, and leadership in the public arena. As a graduate, you will become knowledgeable and prepared for employment in a variety of workplace settings because of the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum.
The program is ideal for:
- Working professionals seeking more training in workplace communication and leadership.
- Recent graduates wanting to enhance their communication and leadership talents, while developing specialized, applied skills.
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