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Media and Communications, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism offers programs that are rigorous, accessible, and relevant to industry needs. Our undergraduate program leads to the B.S. degree in Mass Communications in one of two tracks: Journalism and General Broadcast. It meets standards of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, the national agency of program quality in our discipline. Our graduate program, which leads to the M.A. degree in Media and Communications, is available in three tracks: Media Management, Media Production, and Public Relations.

Programme Structure

The program leading to the Master of Arts in Media and Communications offers three sequences: interpersonal communication, mass communications and journalism. 
  • The Interpersonal Communication sequence has two tracks: Speech Communication and Composition and Language Studies. 
  • The Mass Communications sequence has two tracks: Media Management and Media Production. 
  • The Journalism sequence has two tracks: News Editorial Management and Public Relations. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

  • Admission to the program leading to a Master of Arts in Media and Communications may be admitted on a degree or non-degree basis. To be admitted as a possible degree candidate, a student must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall academic average of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale), and have a 3.0 average in his/her major field of study from an accredited college or university. A personal interview may be required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required if the overall academic average is below 2.65 and should be sent to the Program Coordinator.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10085 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4199 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4199 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Norfolk

  • 1100 - 1900 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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