Master of Arts in Professional Communication (M.A.)
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Critically analyze and apply communication theory and scholarship based on their knowledge of the literature of the discipline.
- Conduct and present research using appropriate methods and scholarly writing.
- Integrate skills specific to their area of study in applied communication contexts with a Christian worldview.
Program Specific Admission Procedures
- Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
- Applicants should hold a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate study. Applicants with a GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.00-point scale) may be considered for enrollment in the program on a Cautionary basis.
- TOEFL Scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test, 80 internet-based test).
Students may transfer up to 18 credit hours of graduate-level courses in communication from an accredited institution subject to department approval. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of B-, and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the program. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.