Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership
In Plato's Republic, he discusses the appropriate training that should be a part of educating political leaders. Since the time of the classic Greek philosophers, countless individuals have speculated about the principles of leadership. The search for effective leadership continues today as contemporary organizations become more complex. The Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership starts with the premise that communication is the essence of effective leadership. The student trained in communication is uniquely qualified to provide innovative leadership to the global community. This graduate program is designed for professionals who wish to build on their current career skills, advance to a new position or organization, or desire personal enrichment. The complexities of relationships and the competitive nature of business demand leaderswith highly polished interpersonal and organizational skills. This degree provides the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to serve in corporate settings, the military, non-profit, government, politics, or other areas.
Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited foreign institution. The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Individual programs may require appropriate entrance test scores such as the GRE or GMAT. Although entrance test scores by themselves do not constitute the soleor final criterion for granting or denying admission to any student, each program that uses test scores will consider them, in combination with other criteria, as an essential part of the requirements for granting full admission. Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit scores on GRE or GMAT. Admission may be withdrawn if it was granted on the basis of substantially incorrect information or on the omission of relevant facts, which, if known at the time of the admission, would have resulted in denial. In order to complete the application process, applicants must submit to the Graduate School the following documents unless otherwise indicated by policy:
An application for graduate admission.
An application fee.
An official transcript of the bachelor's degree sent to the Graduate School by the issuing institution.
An official record of the score on the aptitude portions of the GRE or GMAT, whichever is appropriate, and when required, sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing agency.
*The only admissions requirements waived for Park University alumni are the application feeand submission of official transcripts. A GRE General Test* score no more than five years old at the time of application. (*Park Institution Code for GRE: 6177) A copy of current résumé. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation from individuals, such as employers and/or faculty, in a position to comment and potential for graduate work.