Communication, M.A. | California State University East Bay | Hayward, United States
12 months
15557 USD/year
15557 USD/year
8429 USD/year
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As a student of 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.


The Master of Arts degree in Communication is a dynamic, flexible program in the heart of the Bay Area. 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. 

The Communication program at California State University East Bay consists of 31 units including: core courses, graduate elective seminars, and independent study courses. The culminating experience is a thesis, project, or comprehensive exam.

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 include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


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Academic requirements

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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.
  • English language proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV / Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    15557 USD/year
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  • National

    15557 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8429 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8429 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 USD /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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