Master of Arts, Professional Communication and Leadership


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 ad 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.

Program Contact Information:

Dr. Kimberly Martin
Coordinator – Armstrong Campus
Kimberly.Martin@armstrong.edu
(912) 344-2698

Dr. Abby Brooks
Coordinator – Statesboro Campus
abrooks@georgiasouthern.edu
(912) 478-5821

Degree Hours in Program of Study
M.A. 30

 

Regular Admission Requirements
1. 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.
2. A resume or vita.
3. Two professional letters of recommendation.
4. 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.

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 Admissions Deadlines
Fall Spring Summer
Final Deadline July 31* November 15* April 1*

 

Statesboro Admissions Deadlines
Fall Spring Summer
Priority Deadline May 1* October 1* Does Not Admit
Final Deadline July 1* November 1* Does Not Admit

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 5/18/2018

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 • gradadmissions@georgiasouthern.edu