Master of Arts in Communication
The Graduate Program That Will Take You Anywhere
Accepting Applications for Fall 2024
Complete your degree in 12 Months!
Communication lives at the heart of all we do. Fostering effective Communication practices leads to enhanced understanding and stronger relationships. The Master of Arts in Communication program at Belmont Abbey College embodies the Benedictine Hallmarks of community and stability by having students actively engage in active listening and communication with each other, nurturing learning and actively seeking Truth, and building lasting relationships through open communication practices. Ethical tenants are embedded into this program as students are encouraged to engage in practices that foster intellectual breakthroughs and cultivate habits of mind that will transform students. Students will learn from the intersection of practical application and theory to benefit the organizations and people they serve.
Possible career paths:
Marketing Director, Market Research, Advertising and Promotion, Technical Writing/Communications, Social Media and Digital Communication, Public Relations, Fundraising and Development, User Audience/UX, Editors, Writers, and Authors, Higher Education
- COM 601: Foundations of Communications
- MAL 602: Christian Ethics & Effective Leadership for the Common Good
- COM 602: Professional and Technical Communication
- COM 603: Social Media Communication
- COM 604: Document Design and Presentations
- COM 605: User/Audience Research (UI/UX)
- COM 606: Visual and Digital Communications
- SA 650: Grant and Proposal Writing
- COM 607: Research and Publishing in Communications
- COM 608: Capstone Project
It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
- $695 per credit hour (30 total credit hours)
- Admission to the program is determined by evaluating a combination of factors. These factors include:
- Undergraduate GPA; Although there is no minimum undergraduate GPA to apply, GPAs of 3.0 or higher are generally expected.
- There is no required academic discipline for students’ bachelor’s degree as this master’s degree is suitable for a wide range of undergraduate degrees.
- NOTE: Admission entry point in both fall and spring semesters.
- Students may enroll part-time and for a two-year completion cycle, but the pathway presented in this document assumes full-time enrollment, including the summer term.
*Graduate applications require a $50 application fee.
This is a fully online program that can be completed within 12 months or 1 calendar year.
Students may enroll part-time and for a two-year completion cycle.
- Completion of MA Capstone Project (3 credit hours) during final semester with approval of written report and successful delivery of oral presentation to combined faculty and workplace audience.
- Total Credits Required for Graduation = 30 credit hours with no more than six credit hours transferred into BAC.
- No more than 2 C course grades in all graduate level coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 combined program course work. Students must achieve a grade of B or higher in the Capstone course.
- Completion of all required coursework within seven years after program admission.
The Abbey Difference
Rooted in values, that is the primary Abbey difference. Since our founding our education has stayed rooted in the essential truths. With our Catholic, Benedictine foundation we have never strayed from instilling our students in the ethics, morals, and wisdom inherent in our foundation. Our Communications degree begins with our pursuit of truth. Through this program, we help students develop the tools to become ethical, intentional communicators. Our top-ranked faculty hold a wealth of experience in the Communications industry, which acts as the cornerstone for their formation of individuals seeking to become Communication minded leaders. We believe that our students have individualized callings and we are committed to supporting students in this program in exploring how to leverage their knowledge and skills in their daily lives. All classes include a focus on both theoretical understanding of communication theories and application of such theories to real-world situations.
More about the experience
- 100% online asynchronous
- Affordable tuition with no out-of-state fees
- Complete in 12 Months
- Hone your skills and experience under the guidance of experienced, nationally-ranked Communications faculty
- No GRE required
- Foster new professional connections with like-minded peers
“The MA in Communications provides students with opportunities to develop skills that can then lead to a variety of career options, including communication manager, technical writer, market research analyst, website content writer, UX designer, public relations manager, teacher, and any other job that needs people with good written, oral, and presentation skills. I am looking forward to working with students to build good communication skills in writing, spoken, digital, and visual ways of communication. In our classes, there will be opportunities for application of the learning and connection to real-world projects.”