12 months
14000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Communication from Grand Valley State University is a versatile program that meets the needs of those in the field of communication.


Key facts

Communication students from Grand Valley State University will enhance their professional effectiveness and their leadership skills, and they will find it beneficial to their career development.

Why Study Communications At Grand Valley?

  • The program is designed with working professionals in mind. Courses are scheduled during evening hours and offered at Grand Valley's Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
  • Taken part time, the program can be completed in 2-3 years, with assistantships available on a competitive basis.
  • The program has many ties with business, community, and cultural organizations, and has contacts with experts in a variety of areas in communications. These contacts serve as outstanding resources both within the classroom as well as for internships.


The program is designed to enhance effectiveness and leadership skills central to various applications of professional communication, such as:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication research
  • Health communication
  • Integrated communications
  • Journalism
  • Promotions
  • Public relations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Theory and Communication 
  • Secondary Information and Analysis 
  • Empirical Methods in Communication 
  • Ethics in Professional Communication 
  • Emerging Telecommunication Technologies 
  • Communication Law 
  • Communication Management and Cases 
  • Master's Thesis/Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work.
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 may meet alternate admissions criteria such as professional work experience, personal interview, or academic success in specified courses.
  • Background coursework in communication theory and research methods advisable.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A telecommunications interview with a representative from the School of Communications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.

National 708 $ / credit

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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