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Communication, M.A.

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  • 4 months
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University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Master of Arts - Communication from the University of Oklahoma, provides the expertise individuals need for effective participation in an information-based society. Our students come from and are hired into a wide variety of careers in business and industry, government, religion, and social services.
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Overview

Graduates of this degree program are active in personnel management, public relations, consulting, community leadership, and other occupations where an ability to communicate effectively is vital to success.

 Through research and theory-building, we seek to understand how individuals use symbols to interpret and act within their environment. Our students investigate communication processes as they occur within and among individuals, groups, organizations, and societies. In doing so, they learn to communicate more effectively and to facilitate the communication effectiveness of others.

What to expect

The Master of Arts - Communication  from the University of Oklahoma is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Research Methods or 
  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods or 
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods or 
  • Qualitative Research Methods: Participant Observation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    rolling admission 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    79

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

General Requirements

  • Meet admission criteria
  • Apply
  • Be admitted
  • Get advised and enroll

Tuition Fee

  • In-State

    408 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 408 USD per credit and a duration of 4 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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