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Integrated Global Communication, MA

Program Description

The M.A. in Integrated Global Communication (MAIGC) at Kennesaw State University is a professional-oriented, 30-hour, four-semester graduate program. The MAIGC is the only global communication master’s program in the Southeast that features an experimental learning module that requires students to go abroad. An innovative curriculum offers a balance of theory and skills important for a master’s program, and a cohort model builds collaboration and leadership skills. The Summer Engagement Abroad Module sends students abroad to study and observe communication in a foreign culture.

Admission to the program requires:

  • An earned BA or BS degree in communication or a related field from an accredited college or university;
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score;
  • Official transcripts;
  • Evidence of English language proficiency;
  • Letter of application;
  • Two-page resume;
  • Work example and 500-word personal statement;
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Prior experience in communication practices is preferred, but excellent applicants without communication-related experience will be considered. The curriculum follows a lock-step cohort model. All students will take the same courses each semester, except for the summer international experience. Hours per semester: 9 hours first fall, 9 hours spring, 6 hours summer international experience, and 6 hours final fall. Classes are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on weeknights. Application deadline is June 1.

Tuition

Standard KSU graduate tuition rates apply for in-state residents. Full or part-time enrollment available. New cohort admission begins each fall semester.

Transfer Credit

The MAIGC curriculum follows a lock-step cohort model. The transfer of credit for course work completed at another institution will be reviewed on an individual basis by the program director.

Grades in Graduate Courses

Expectations for satisfactory graduate level student performance are detailed in Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Requirements

Year One: Fall - 9 credit hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • COM 7100
    Survey of Global Communication
    3
  • COM 7200
    Communication Theory
    3
  • COM 7300
    International Public Relations
    3

Year One: Spring - 9 credit hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • COM 7400
    Communication Research Methods
    3
  • COM 7500
    Communication for Multinational Corporations
    3
  • COM 7600
    Communication and Technology Seminar
    3

Year One: Summer - 6 credit hours

Choose one of the following:

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • COM 7700
    Integrated Global Communication Directed Study
    6
  • COM 7710
    Integrated Global Communication Practicum
    6
  • COM 7720
    Integrated Global Communication Study Abroad
    6
  • COM 7730
    Integrated Global Communication Study Tour
    6

Year Two: Fall - 6 credit hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • COM 6670
    Crisis Leadership Communication
    3
  • COM 7900
    Integrated Global Communication Capstone
    3
Program Total (30 credit hours)