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Mass Communication - Communication Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
Unlike targeted programs such as Advertising and Applied Research, Communication Studies is broadly focused. So you can go in more directions and gain knowledge of more fields and disciplines. You’ll develop command of general communications strategies and skills—written, oral, and computer-mediated.


This is a three-semester program with six required courses and six elective courses. With six electives, you can explore the many avenues of communication and decide which is right for you. Or you may just decide you like the idea of being a generalist with wide-open possibilities.

The program prepares you for any career that requires excellent communication and writing skills, including management positions in organizations such as nonprofit groups, government agencies, media companies, and other commercial, educational or industrial settings. The program is also an excellent background if you want to go on to study for a more advanced degree in communication.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Law of Communication
  • Oral Presentation
  • Advanced Writing for Media Professionals 
  • Video Production for Marketing Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A non-refundable application fee of $95
  • A copy of your transcript to be uploaded within our online application
  • Three letters of recommendation written by people who know you well
  • Resume/CV
  • Students who received their undergraduate degree from a non-English speaking institution must also take the TOEFL
  • In addition to the TOEFL, the IELTS is also accepted as proof of English proficiency
  • Personal Statement
  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents: Optional Video
  • International and Non-U.S. Resident Applicants: Required Video

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    52816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 18 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 Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 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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