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Master of Arts, Professional Communication and Leadership

About the Program

Format: Online, in person on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 30
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

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.

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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.

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.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Admissions Deadlines


Priority: May 1*

Final: July 1*


Priority: October 1*

Final: November 15*


April 1

*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.

Program Contact Information

Beom Jun Bae, Ph.D.
Program Director

Last updated: 4/11/2024