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Communication (Accelerated), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
, MA,
You’re interested in communications and know that you want to study it as an undergraduate. But have you thought about what comes next? A graduate degree will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to connect with diverse audiences. And you can earn a dual bachelor’s/master’s degree through Suffolk’s accelerated program.


You’ll take two graduate-level courses in your senior year and then complete your graduate studies in a fifth year – saving both time and tuition.Whether you see yourself writing catchy ad slogans for billboards or TV commercials or pursuing a PhD and teaching in the field, a master’s degree will put you on the fast track to your career. Graduate communication students at Suffolk can specialize in Integrated Marketing Communication or Public Relations and Advertising.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Introduction to Advertising, Public Relations, and Social Media
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Communication
  • Communication Research Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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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General Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15288 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    30576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15288 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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