Master On Campus

Journalism and mass communications

American University of Central Asia

24 months
10000 USD/year
10000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our Journalism and mass communications Master’s program at the American University of Central Asia offers many opportunities for media professionals, academic researchers, educators and recent graduates to expand their education and training within fields of journalism, mass communications and media studies. 


The  Journalism and mass communications courses offered cultivate strong research, analytical and multimedia skills that shall inevitably prove advantageous to both media professionals and students interested in potentially pursuing doctoral studies.The program also enables students whose undergraduate major may not have been journalism and mass communication to gain a skills- and theory-base for new careers as media professionals.Our curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for modern journalists to tell stories across all platforms in a converged news environment.

Your possibilities

  • The department at the American University of Central Asia is committed to teaching you the skills and tools of journalism and mass communications to meet the highest standards of the industry, whether in Central Asia or the West.Our courses take place within an intellectually-stimulating, well-resourced learning environment, with strong links to media and communications industries, policy-makers and civil society. Coursework includes cutting-edge topics such as data journalism, data visualization, application development, online design and publishing, coding, media management, gender and media, media research methods and audience analysis.
  • You will have access to our worldwide network of media professionals, as well as valuable information in English, opportunities to learn in international organizations and local media agencies, as well as in international seminars, trainings and workshops.You will also have the opportunity to apply for grants and scholarships to support research projects and investigative journalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Theories of Mass Communications
  • Mass Media Research Methods
  • Media Law & Ethics
  • Media Management
  • International Journalism
  • Data Journalism.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official copies of any and all university transcripts / marksheets.
  • Copy of passport information pages and for non-Kyrgyz citizens living in Kyrgyzstan, a copy of the Kyrgyz Republic visa page.
  • Color photograph (3 x 4 cm – white background)
  • Official TOEFL Certificate (paper-based or internet-based)
  • Essay
  • 2 recommendation letter from the professors of the university the applicant graduated from.
  • Copy of Bachelor’s Degree or Specialist Diploma or if currently enrolled in university, a certificate from institution certifying that an applicant is in the last year.
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume in English which includes work history
  • AUCA Admission Application Form 2018 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Bishkek

15000 - 30000 KGS /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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