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Communication Studies

California State University Northridge

12 months
14016 USD/year
14016 USD/year
8472 USD/year
Tuition fee
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University standards for admission to Communication Studies graduate study at California State University Northridge will normally be a determining factor in granting a student classified status in the program. 


Any student who is admitted to the Communication Studies graduate program offered by California State University Northridge on a conditionally classified basis is required to meet all conditions for fully classified status by the end of the student’s first semester of enrollment in the graduate program.


Professionals in all career paths generally find a background in communication studies rewarding, as there are communication needs in every field. Graduates find employment in various fields, such as human relations, education, business, law, media industries, entertainment, marketing, advertising, government, performance art, social and human services, the ministry, international relations and management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance Studies
  • Textual Studies
  • Communication and Language
  • Feminist Perspectives on Communication
  • Intercultural Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14016 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14016 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14016 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8472 USD per year during 12 months.

Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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