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Professional Communication and Leadership MA

Ready to Level Up?

Take your career to the next level with our flexible graduate degree in Professional Communication and Leadership.

Master of Arts in Professional Communication and Leadership

The Professional Communication and Leadership degree, offered at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong and Statesboro campuses, focuses on the importance of written and verbal communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills in the workplace and beyond. This rigorous program is developed to help students gain not only the knowledge but also the practical skills required to be successful in their careers. By pursuing this degree, you will be challenged to explore communication and leadership through various theories and practices including communication strategies, technical editing, organizational communication in diverse contexts, leadership, and more. Graduates of the Professional Communication and Leadership program find themselves prepared for employment in a variety of workplace settings thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum.

Master’s students have the opportunity to develop as leaders, taking courses in communication and in writing which prepare them to level up. Informal emphases are available in 

  • Strategic and Organizational Communication
  • Non-profit and Health Communication
  • Professional Writing Management
  • Language and Society

The program is ideal for:

  • Working professionals seeking more training in workplace communication and leadership.
  • Recent graduates looking to enhance their communication and leadership talents, while developing specialized, applied skills.

“The primary thing that attracted me to the PCL program was the mix of academic research and real world application. The flexibility of the program with two campuses and online options to learn from professors with a wide variety of professional backgrounds and research interests was an added bonus! The PCL program allowed me to expand my portfolio of work, to build connections in the community, and to study a variety of a topics that married perfectly with my real world experience.”

Tiffany N. Gearhart, Double Eagle
BS – Speech Communication (’05)
MA – Professional Communication & Leadership (’19)

Starting in Fall 2020, students have a Low-residency Option. The low-residency program offers more courses in on-line formats or with limited attendance formats (e.g. one weekend at the beginning of the term), making it ideal for interested students in the military or in full-time jobs outside of the region.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Beom Bae
Program Director- Statesboro Campus
Sanford Hall 3017

Dr. Kimberly Martin
Program Director- Savannah Campus
University Hall 235

For all online programs:

Federal law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 10/6/2022