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Strategic Communication and Leadership, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, FL,
The Department of Communication features an MA in Strategic Communication & Leadership based on a dynamic, hands-on curriculum. The program prepares graduates to take leadership roles in a wide array of fields.

About

Students in the program develop professional portfolios as they research and take part in data gathering, interviewing, organizational assessment, message design, leadership, and more. Many classes involve contact with civic and business leaders. The MA in Strategic Communication & Leadership culminates with a capstone project in which each student works with a client in his or her field of interest to design a strategic communication plan. The program features an optional graduate-level certificate in Health Communication Leadership, one of the fields with the greatest career growth in the country. All courses in the certificate program count toward the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Communication
  • Special Topics in Communication
  • Emerging Topics in Health Communication
  • Communication Agency
  • Communication Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Official GRE Verbal score of at least 152 and Analytical Writing score of at least a 4.0, OR official MAT minimum of 400, OR official GMAT minimum of 400
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4-point scale* 
  • Undergraduate degree in related field 
  • Submission of Departmental Admission Application 
  • Submission of two letters of reference 
  • Submission of current curriculum vita (CV) / resume.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1029 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    463 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pensacola

  • 892 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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