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Communication, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , TX,
The Master’s program in the Department of Communication is a graduate researched based program that focuses on theory research, research methods and communication principles.

About

In order to qualify for the Master’s program, a student must complete a bachelor's degree in communication or a related field. A student must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) before entering the Master’s program.

The Master’s program concentrates on four specific fields of communication, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Organizational Communication and Mass (Media) Communication.

Intrapersonal Communication deals with information processing in human organisms and the possibility of genetic capacity to represent the cognitive processes.

Interpersonal Communication is a basic form of communication. It concentrates on the development of corporations and consensus between human beings. Mass (Media) Communication concentrates on complex mediated systems from literacy to electronic systems that developed in the 20th century. Media theories are explored that study the impact of a simple source on complex social population.

Organizational Communication explores the theory and research of complex organizing systems that are designed to achieve outcomes that require corporations and consensus to achieve complex goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
  • Seminar in Media and Society
  • Seminar in Intercultural/International Communication
  • Seminar in New Communication Technologies
  • Seminar in Organizational Communication
  • Seminar in Communication Education
  • Seminar in Communication Theory
  • Organizational Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A Bachelor's degree in Communication (or related field) from an accredited institution or proof of equivalent education at a foreign institution.
  • Twelve semester hours of advanced course work in communication or related discipline as determined by the graduate advisor.  Applicants are generally expected to have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher in upper level course work.
  • A statement of purpose addressing the rationale for advanced study in communication
  • Two letters of recommendation that comment about the student's ability to do graduate course work.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    914 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    403 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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