12 months
735 USD/credit 19845 USD/year
597 USD/credit 16119 USD/year
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Journalism and Mass Communication from The American University in Cairo is designed to provide intellectual growth and advanced training for persons already engaged in mass media or public information work. 


Journalism and Mass Communication from The American University in Cairo plays a major role in developing the region’s print, advertising and broadcast media. It immerses its students in the industry to become perfectly in tune with the challenges and expectations they are to face.

It provides students with the necessary tools to be prepared for our rapidly changing world. The Caravan has been the student newspaper at AUC since 1921. Since then, it has graduated hundreds of young ambitious journalists who have gone on to career-defining jobs at Reuters, AP, CNN, the Washington Post, Al Arabiya, Bloomberg, Daily News Egypt, DMC, CBC and others.


Graduates of the program work in newspapers, magazines, digital media agencies, news agencies, media agencies and consultancies, press and communication offices.

Job opportunities of multimedia journalism major include opportunities as editor, reporter, photojournalist, correspondent, head of press, content manager, copy- writer, social media manager, marketing manager, program presenter of editor, media director or manager, critic, columnist, section head, editor-in-chief, commentator,  or scriptwriter. Academic career opportunities include teaching and research of media and social communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass Communication Theory and Literature 
  • Current Issues in Mass Communication
  • Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • International Communication
  • Mass Communication Theory and Literature
  • Research Methods in Mass Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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  • 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

  • Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. 

  • Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in a mass communication major from AUC may be asked to complete a set of readings and/or a program of undergraduate prerequisite courses completed with grades of B or higher.Proof of English language proficiency

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Personal statement

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Samples of published/broadcast work

  • Academic writing sample

  • Non-edited writing samples

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /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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