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Professional Communication and Leadership MA

Master of Arts in Professional Communication and Leadership
Format: Online, in person on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 30
Entry Terms: Fall and Spring

Certificate in Professional Communication and Leadership
Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 15
Entry Terms: Fall and Spring

The Professional Communication and Leadership degree, offered at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong & Statesboro campuses, as well as fully online, focuses on the importance of written and verbal communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills in the workplace and beyond. This community-driven 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 become familiar with 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.

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.

Candidates who wish to take courses at the Army Education Center at Fort Stewart beginning October 9, 2023, should submit an application for the Fall 2024 semester and email Graduate Admissions at to request an entry term update to Fall 2023.

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“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)

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Last updated: 5/22/2023