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Communication

University at Buffalo

M.A.
12 months
Duration
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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About

Emphasizing the social scientific study of the communication process. The University at Buffalo offers a master degree in Communication. 

Overview

The M.A. program in Communication offered by the University at Buffalo is designed to train students for doctoral study in communication processes upon graduation. The program emphasizes the social scientific study of the communication process, with coursework focusing on communication theory and research methodologies.

The program does not have formal tracks in the traditional areas that are typical of speech or mass communications programs. Rather, students are encouraged to focus their studies along the lines of the research interests of the faculty.

Career Development

Graduate students are given an innovative educational experience that emphasizes:

  • a broad theoretical understanding of communication
  • an in-depth understanding of communication research methodologies
  • experience in the practical application of communication theory and research

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Proseminar in Communication Theory and Research
  • Communication Theories
  • Applied Theory-Testing
  • Statistics 
  • Galileo Theory & Method
  • Mass Communication Theory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Domestic student applications are processed until classes begin in the fall.

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from every institution you have previously attended (official transcripts will be required after acceptance)
  • A personal statement that explains your background, educational and career aims, and reasons for applying to this department
  • Two writing samples (term papers, published articles, or convention papers)
  • CV/resume
  • Official GRE score report (less than 5 years old)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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