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Communication Studies

California State University Sacramento

12 months
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A Master's degree in Communication Studies at the California State University Sacramento can lead to doctoral or other professional education, or to advanced positions in business, public service, or government.



The graduate program in Communication Studies at the California State University Sacramento is guided by two interrelated goals. First, that each student has the opportunity to study and conduct original communication research consistent with individual interests and abilities. Second, each student develop and follow a coherent, rigorous plan of study within the field of communication. Accordingly, a structured advising procedure has been established in the Department to help accomplish these two goals (see "The Graduate Document," available from the Department, for details). As an integral part of a plan of study, each student will designate a series of courses to be completed for their degree with the assistance of their advisor and the approval of the Graduate Committee. A statement outlining the logic of the chosen courses will be required and will be reviewed by the Graduate Committee. Areas of faculty expertise include (but are not limited to):

  • Mediated Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Instructional Communication
  • Rhetoric and Criticism
  • Political Communication
  • Intercultural/International Communication
  • Social Interaction

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • Communication Theory
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • Seminar In Criticism
  • Systems and Theories of Rhetoric

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a grade "B-" or better in the following (or equivalent courses)
  • a clearly written statement of purpose for pursuing this particular MA degree
  • three letters of recommendation
  • an earned baccalaureate degree
  • two examples of writing that indicate research, analytical, and/or creative abilities
  • an online application for admission; and
  • two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 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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