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Communication

University of Cincinnati

M.A.
24 months
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12790 USD/year
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About

The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication. The Communication program offered by the University of Cincinnati is interested in how audiences interpret symbolic meaning and the social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions of speech and language in context.  

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Overview

Communication studies offered by the University of Cincinnati draw from humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry to investigate how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media.

As represented by the National Communication Association, the discipline is “Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication.” NCA “promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems”

Teachers and scholars in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati focus on media, rhetoric, public communication, interpersonal, public relations, and organizational communication. Topics include media effects, health and environmental communication, risk and science, leadership and advocacy, social and personal identity, new media, politics, and more.

Career

  • Recruiter
  • Non-profit management
  • Corporate Communication Specialist
  • Training and Employee Development
  • Higher Education – Student Affairs, Study Abroad
  • Public Affairs/Public Relations Officer
  • Market Research Manager/Focus Group Moderator
  • Development Officer (Non-profit fundraising)
  • Events Planning
  • Community Outreach Associate
  • Environmental Campaign Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Scientific and Technical Writing
  • Science Journalism
  • Environmental Mediator/Negotiator
  • Crisis Management
  • Political Advocacy
  • Political Campaigns

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Social Movements
  • Organizational Culture and Diversity
  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory
  • Mediated Communication and the Individual
  • Mediated Communication in Social Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

To find out when your application is due, ask the admission contact for your program of interest.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

33 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.
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.
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.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A cover letter stating the desired term of admission and indication of full-time or part-time status along with description of academic goals.
  • Official academic transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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