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Lifespan & Digital Communication, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , VA,
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      All requirements for a master’s degree must be completed within a six-year period.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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.
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Living costs for Norfolk

  • 1100 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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