California State University East Bay

M.A. On Campus
12 months
15546 USD/year
15546 USD/year
8274 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Communication is a dynamic, flexible program at California State University East Bay.


As a student in the Communication program at California State University East Bay, you will join an energetic community of active scholars engaged in a wide range of research interests. You will learn foundational approaches to theory, criticism, research, and ethics in communication that prepare students for the public and professional spheres, on local, national, and international levels. 

As a student you will construct a program of interest to you, with a solid foundation in communication theory and research. Your experience will include specialized seminars from a variety of areas including: rhetoric, cultural studies, organizational communication, media studies, strategic communication and political communication.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Engage critical/creative thinking toward a convergent praxis of theory and applications relevant to the communication discipline/field;
  • Conduct original research adding to the discovery of knowledge in the communication discipline/field;
  • Demonstrate results of original research in the communication discipline/field through presentation in written, oral, or mediated formats;
  • Develop critical and cultural perspectives for promoting social justice through communication.
  • Demonstrate mastery in the scholarly discipline/field of communication.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Graduate Study 
  • Seminar in Theories in Communication 
  • Seminar in Communication, Media, and Society
  • Seminar in Globalization and Media 
  • Seminar in Critical Cultural Studies 
  • Critical Ethnic Media Studies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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31 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you were educated outside of the U.S., you must have earned a degree equivalent to a 4-year U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
  • Have the equivalent of a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Pay the 70.00 USD non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official academic records of all colleges or universities attended (High School Transcripts are not required)
  • English language exam score (TOEFL or IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15546 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15546 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8274 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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