Communication Studies

Baylor University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
1856 USD/credit
1856 USD/credit
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The MA in Communication Studies program at Baylor University aims to develop innovative, articulate, and ethical leaders in multiple fields related to communication and media. 


The MA degree in Communication Studies offered by Baylor University is designed to prepare students to use relational, organizational, rhetorical, and media theory and research in order to pursue career goals including advanced work at the doctoral level, careers in academia, and careers in consulting, business, and the media industry.

Graduate education in the Department of Communication socializes students into two crucial forms of knowing. The first approach is humanistic or qualitative. This approach essentially aims to describe the characteristics of various forms of spoken messages. Rhetorical criticism and theory, analysis of argumentation, the production of film and video artifacts, film theory, and the aesthetics of film and video all fall under the rubric of the qualitative approach. The second approach of studying and researching human communication is grounded firmly in empirical methodologies involving such activities as experimental design, statistical analysis, studies of interpersonal, organizational, and small group communication, and the process and effects of mass communication. These two crucial forms of knowing will provide students with the opportunity to study several overlapping concentrations within the graduate program.

Graduate students in the Department of Communication must decide which of three options they will pursue in order to complete the MA degree:

  • a scholarly thesis or production thesis
  • a professional paper or project
  • a professional internship. Each has its own unique set of advantages and each demands proper planning on the part of the student and his/her faculty mentor in order to complete this final requirement of graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Communication 
  • Communication Training and Development
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Advanced Small Group Theory and Practice
  • Nonprofit Organizational Communication
  • Politics and Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


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.
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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Test  Score Report for GRE/GMAT if required by your prospective program; 
  • Test Score Report for TOEFL/IELTS or exemption request with proof of English proficiency;
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (you will be able to request these via an automated email as part of your online application).
  • A completed and submitted online application.
  • Application fee payment (you pay after submitting the application online; applications are not reviewed until the application fee is paid).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1856 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1856 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1856 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1856 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Communication Studies
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