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Communication and Media Studies 

South Dakota State University

M.A. Blended
24 months
Duration
648 USD/credit
648 USD/credit
337 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Arts in Communication and Media Studies course at South Dakota State University is a broad-based graduate degree for students with an undergraduate degree in communication studies, media studies, or related areas. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Coursework emphasizes the intersections of academic and professional approaches to understanding, creating, and evaluating messages across contexts. 

Core coursework covers the foundations of the communication and media studies disciplines (including relevant theories and methods), explores cross-platform communication, and offers applied coursework in areas such as professional communication, media law, and instructional communication.

This Communication and Media Studies course at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies, Media Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, or related program
  • Are looking for professional and academic training
  • Are curious about why and how communication influences people
  • Have an interest in new media
  • Have strong communication and leadership skills

Career Opportunities

  • Careers in Higher Education (teaching, advising, recruitment)
  • Health Communication Specialist
  • Social Media Director
  • Publi Relations
  • Advertising
  • Human Resources

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cross-Platform Storytelling 
  • Cross-Platform Campaigns 
  • Media Law Case Studies
  • Professional Communication
  • Instructional Communication
  • Theories of Communication and Media 
  • Research in Communication and Media

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

30-32 credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 648 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 648 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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