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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Global Communication, MA

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Office: Communication Suite, SO 5106
Phone: 470-578-4900
Fax: 470-578-9153
Email: comgradstudies@kennesaw.edu

Program Description

The M.A. with a major in Integrated Global Communication (MAIGC) at Kennesaw State University is a professional-oriented, 30-hour graduate program that prepares students for careers in globally-integrated organizations. The MAIGC  offers an innovative curriculum that balances theory and skills, a cohort model that builds collaboration and leadership, and a one-of-a-kind Summer Engagement Abroad Module that sends students abroad to study, observe or work with communication professionals in another country.

Admissions and Curriculum

Prior experience in communication is preferred, but excellent applicants without communication-related experience will be considered. Students may enroll full-time or part-time. Full-time enrollment includes 9 hours in both the first fall and spring semesters, 6 hours in the SEAM and 6 hours in the final fall semester. Part-time students may take the number of hours appropriate for their schedule, but must complete the final back-to-back-to-back sequence of COM 7400 Communication Research Methods, the SEAM, and COM 7900 Integrated Global Communication Capstone. All courses are scheduled at 6:30p.m. Monday - Wednesday each week.  

Application deadline is June 1.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Online Graduate Application -There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  2. Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended.  Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  3. GRE Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359).  No department code is necessary.
  4. Letter of Application (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Should state the importance of M.A. in Integrated Global Communications in achieving your career goals.
  5. Essay (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Why does global communication interest you? Provide a brief statement addressing the formation of your multicultural or global interests and a description of tentative plans for research (specific problems or general areas) in the MAIGC program.  (500 words)
  6. Resume (Can be uploaded into the online application)
  7. Letters of Recommendation (3) (Can be sent electronically through the online application) - Should be academic and at least one from professional

Transfer Credit

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

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