Graduate School

B.A. to M.A. Program in Strategic Communication

Open only to selected High Point University students

The Strategic Communication program coordinator is Dr. Virginia McDermott. Dr. McDermott can be reached at or 336-841-9384.


The Master’s degree program at the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication is 35-credit sequence of 11 courses, normally taking two years to complete. For students in the B.A. to M.A. program, three of the master’s level courses (9 credits) may be taken during a student’s senior year of the bachelor’s to be counted toward the requirements of both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees. Students in the B.A. to M.A.program graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in May, enroll in graduate courses that summer, fall, and spring, and graduate the following May with their master’s degree.