Public Administration/Integrated Global Communication Dual Master’s Degree (MPA/MAIGC)

The Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communication (MPA/MAIGC) Program is a dual degree offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of this program is to allow students who are interested in serving as communications professionals in the government and nonprofit sectors to register concurrently in both the MPA and MAIGC programs. The public’s demand for information about of the actions of public sector organizations, especially in emergency situations, requires professionals well versed in how the public sector operates and how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. This dual degree program combines preparation in public management and communication theory and practice to make graduates competitive in the growing public communication field.

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Program Snapshot

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

Number of Credits Hours: 54 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall

Time to Complete: Three-year Program 

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, June 1st
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Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the dual degree program, the applicant must specify the option at the time of application to the Graduate School. Students interested in applying for the dual degree option MPA/MAIGC Program should consult with either the MPA Director or the MAIGC Director with regard to admission requirements and required courses. The following are requirements beyond the general KSU Graduate Admissions requirements:  

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with at least 2.75 grade point average.
  • Submission of an application to the Office of Graduate Admissions and a non-refundable application fee; International students must also provide satisfactory TOEFL or IETLS scores.
  • Scores from a standardized graduate admission test, such as GRE, MAT, GMAT or LSAT. Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU. -OR- Obtain a GRE waiver. -OR- Minimum test scores of:
    • 304 GRE combined Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning, 3.9 Analytical Writing
    • 400 MAT
    • 570 GMAT
    • 148 LSAT
  • Submit a statement of purpose essay of approximately 1,000 words addressing the following questions: “In what way do you expect the Master of Public Administration - Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communication dual degree to affect or enhance your career goals and aspirations?”
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or work supervisors with direct knowledge of the applicant that address the applicant’s potential for graduate study and use of an MPA-MAIGC dual degree.
  • Students are admitted to the program based upon an overall review of all credentials including any work and community service experience that indicates potential success in graduate work and in professional public service.
  • Fall admission only

MPA/MAIGC applications will be considered by a joint MPA and MAIGC committee of faculty who regularly teach in their respective programs.

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Public Administration/Integrated Global Communication 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 a Public Administration/Integrated Global Communication Degree?

  • Diplomacy
  • Public Service
  • Security
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Community Development and Public Health

     

Learn more about the individual degrees

The Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Integrated Global Communication (MPA/MAIGC) Program is a dual degree offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of this program is to allow students who are interested in serving as communications professionals in the government and nonprofit sectors to register concurrently in both the MPA and MAIGC programs. The public’s demand for information about of the actions of public sector organizations, especially in emergency situations, requires professionals well versed in how the public sector operates and how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. This dual degree program combines preparation in public management and communication theory and practice to make graduates competitive in the growing public communication field.

The Master of Public Administration

M.A. in Integrated Global Communication

The M.A. in Integrated Global Communication (MAIGC) at Kennesaw State University is a professional-oriented, 30-hour, four-semester graduate program. The MAIGC is a global communication master’s program in the Southeast that features an experimental learning module that requires students to go abroad. An innovative curriculum offers a balance of theory and skills important for a master’s program, and a cohort model builds collaboration and leadership skills. The Summer Engagement Abroad Module sends students abroad to study and observe communication in a foreign culture.

M.A. in Integrated Global Communication

School of Government and International Affairs, and School of Communications & Media

Kennesaw State University
School of Government and International Affairs
40 Bartow Ave MB #2205
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

Kennesaw State University 
School of Communications & Media
40 Bartow Ave, MD 2204
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 5106
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144 

Phone: 470-578-6227

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