Studyportals

Lifespan & Digital Communication

Old Dominion University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
1320 USD/credit
523 USD/credit
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The Master of Arts in Lifespan and Digital Communication focuses on the study of human communication and digital media as they develop across the lifespan and is based on the assumption that relational communication, information gathering, conflict management, entertainment consumption, and social media use differs among, within, and between people at various stages of life.

Join the leading study choice platform for free
  1. Get details of 180000+ English-taught programmes worldwide.
  2. Find, wishlist and compare your best fitting programme.
  3. Apply for scholarships worth up to €6,000.
account benefits visualised

Overview

Understanding and analyzing the inseparable relationship between lifespan communication and digital media is a key to success in most 21st century jobs, particularly in the interrelated employment areas of applied research and policy, community networking and outreach, creative industries, education and training, and health and wellness.

The Master of Arts degree in Lifespan and Digital Communication requires 36 credit hours (non-thesis option) or 36 credit hours (thesis option). No more than 12 credit hours may be taken on the 500 level. Both non-thesis and thesis option students take five required core courses (15 hours) as well either a thesis preparation course (3 hours) or a capstone course (3 hours) for a total of 18 hours of required classes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan Communication Research and Theory
  • Digital Communication Theory and Research
  • Social Change and Communication Systems
  • Lifespan Communication Research Methods
  • Critical Methods and Digital Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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.
79 (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

  • Application and fee
  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree
  • All prior College/University transcripts and Diploma
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)
  • Passport identification page, if available

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    523 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 523 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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.

Our partners

Lifespan & Digital Communication
-
Old Dominion University

Wishlist