Master of Arts in Professional Communication and Leadership

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30

Program Description

Program description:

The Professional Communication and Leadership degree, offered at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong & Statesboro campuses, as well as fully online, focuses on the importance of written and verbal communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills in the workplace and beyond. This community-driven program is developed to help students gain not only the knowledge but also the practical skills required to be successful in their careers. By pursuing this degree, you will become familiar with communication strategies, technical editing, organizational communication in diverse contexts, leadership, and more. Graduates of the Professional Communication and Leadership program find themselves prepared for employment in a variety of workplace settings thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum.

The program is ideal for:

-Working professionals seeking more training in workplace communication and leadership.

-Recent graduates looking to enhance their communication and leadership talents, while developing specialized, applied skills.

Admissions Information

Admission requirements:

  • For regular admission the applicant must have: 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
  • A Letter of Intent.  A writing sample of 200-500 words that describes how a Master’s Degree in Professional Communication and Leadership would help you meet your personal and professional goals. This essay may include a discussion of any weaknesses in your academic record.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Provisional Admission Requirements – Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is not a requirement.

Application deadlines: 

Fall: July 1 for regular applicants; July 15 for Army Education Center

Spring: November 15

Summer: April 1

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges