Office: Communication Suite, SO 5106
The M.A. in Integrated Global Communication (MAIGC) at Kennesaw State University is a professional-oriented, 33-hour, four-semester graduate program that features: The only global communication master’s program in the Southeast, an innovative curriculum that offers a balance of theory and skills important for a professional master’s program, a cohort model that builds collaboration and leadership skills, a summer international experience where students will be immersed in foreign cultures, study global organizations or attend classes at a foreign institution and a capstone experience that features a team-oriented professional project for a global client.
Admissions and Curriculum
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 9 hours final fall. Classes are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on weeknights. Application deadline is June 1.
The all-inclusive tuition will cover most costs associated with enrolling and taking classes in the MAIGC, including the summer international experience. In-state tuition rate is charged for all students regardless of residency. This all-inclusive tuition covers: KSU tuition and most fees for all four semesters; textbooks, technology, and most learning materials for all four semesters; and round trip travel for the summer international experience.
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.
Petition to Graduate
Each MAIGC student must petition to graduate before the June 30 deadline. Students should contact the program administrator or director for the petition to graduate form.
Program of Study