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Communication, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Master of Arts in Communication at Texas A&M International University, features two areas of concentration not available in most Communication Graduate Programs: Border/Latin American Media Studies and Organizational Communication in Transnational Settings. The first track prepares you to pursue doctoral studies or professional work in national/international organizations. The second, while preparing you to pursue doctoral studies, offers training in organizational communication related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Communication Theories
  • Qualitative Methods in Communication
  • Border 
  • Latin American Media Studies
  • Media, Culture and Identity in the US-Mexico Border
  • Border Journalism
  • Mexican and Latino Cinema
  • Ethnography and Documentary Production in the Border Region
  • Media Flows and Audiences in the Americas
  • Political Communication in a Comparative Perspective
  • Organizational Communication in Transnational Settings  
  • Organizational Communication
  • Intercultural Training in Organizations
  • Managing Organizational Conflict

                          Detailed Programme Facts

                          • Programme intensity Full-time
                            • Full-time duration 24 months
                          • Languages
                            • English
                          • Delivery mode
                            On Campus

                          English Language Requirements

                          You only need to take one of these language tests:

                          • Minimum required score:

                            79

                            The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                          • 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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                          Academic Requirements

                          You need the following GPA score:

                          Required score: 3

                          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                          General Requirements

                          Admission requirements:

                          • Official Certificate of Graduation
                          • Use a Foreign Credential Evaluation Service for credential translation
                          • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS score reports

                          Visa requirements:

                          • Bank Statement
                          • Copy of Current Visa
                          • Copy of I-20
                          • Financial Statement Form
                          • International Student Transfer Form

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            499 USD/credit
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                          • National

                            77 USD/credit
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 77 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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