Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communication

The Master's in Integrated Global Communication at Kennesaw State University is a professional-oriented, 30-hour, four-semester graduate program. The global communications master's program at Kennesaw State is the only global communication master’s program in the Southeast that features an experimental learning module that requires students to study abroad.

The master's in global communication delivers an innovative curriculum that is a balance of theory and learned skills necessary for a master’s program. A cohort model builds collaboration and leadership skills.

Summer Engagement Abroad

KSU’s master’s in global communication is the only university in the Southeast that offers a Summer Engagement Abroad Module where you will study abroad to experience and observe communication in a foreign culture.

The Summer Engagement Abroad Module is an integral part of the global communications degree. You’ll have the opportunity to travel to various places worldwide while describing your international experiences in blog posts.

Gain experience through internships offered by the global communications masters program with various media and government organizations, including:

  • Golin Public Relations, London, UK
  • BBC Southeast Tunbridge Wells, UK (just south of London)
  • Noble Wines of Montepulciano, Italy Consortium
  • Crociano Wines Montepulciano, Italy
  • YK Corporation, Colombia, South America 

You can also enroll in a study abroad, KSU graduate course study tour, or conduct original research projects overseas. Our past students have studied in the Netherlands, China, South Korea, Ghana, Belgium and interned with companies in Japan and Argentina.

The KSU Integrated Global Communications program academic partner in Bucharest, Romania, is the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration's (SNSPA) School of Public Relations and Communication. You have the opportunity to conduct research and work with their faculty. Discounted accommodations are provided to KSU students.

You will also have the opportunity to enroll in a two-week English language global communication course at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart University in Milan, Italy. Tuition at Sacred Heart includes accommodations.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face, Online or Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 30 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring

Time to Complete: 16-month Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring, November 1st
  • Fall, June 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application -There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • 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.
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Letter of Application (Must be uploaded into the online application) - Should state the importance of M.A. in Integrated Global Communications in achieving your career goals.
  • Essay (Must 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)
  • Resume (Must be uploaded into the online application)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3) (Should be uploaded within online application or sent directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu). Should be mix of academic and professional.
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Integrated Global Communication Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Alumni Testimonials – Read how the integrated global communications degree will have a positive impact on your career.

  • Study Abroad – You will experience real-world challenges and solutions in a global environment with our summer engagement study abroad module.

  • Graduate Assistantships – Learn how to earn a stipend or tuition waivers with a graduate assistantship.

What can you do with an Integrated Global Communication degree?

Below are potential job titles for graduates from the masters in the global communications master degree program at KSU:

  • Global Communications
  • International Affairs
  • International Consultant
  • Global Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Internal Communications Manager
  • Sales Account Executive
  • Learning and Development Analyst

Integrated Global Communication Salary and Career Information

A career in global communication offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a master’s degree in international communications from KSU.


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