M.S On Campus

Communication for Development and Social Change

12 months
1441 USD/credit 43230 USD/year
1441 USD/credit 43230 USD/year
1078 USD/credit 32340 USD/year
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The Communication for Development and Social Change program at Temple Univeristy provides a comprehensive overview of management and communication theories and their implications for communication management; research methods tailored to media and development communication issues; and the design, implementation, and evaluation of development communication projects.


The M.S. in Communication for Development and Social Change at Temple University is a 30-credit program designed to be completed in one year, with 18 credits of required core coursework, 9 credits in a specialization, and 3 credits of capstone field experience.

Future Career

The program prepares graduates as communication specialists who can help raise public understanding, build consensus, and generate change by effectively using the range of communication alternatives available, whether by facilitating processes of dialogue among stakeholders or through media campaigns for governmental and non-governmental institutions.

Examples of previously designed specializations include those listed below, but the possibilities are open-ended as students are encouraged to design their own specializations based on their interests:

  • Community Development
  • Conflict, Peace, and Human Rights
  • Media Development and Advocacy
  • Policy, Planning, and Governance
  • Public Health
  • Sustainability and the Environment

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Seminar in Media, Communication and Development
  • Communication for Social Change Project Design
  • Field Experience
  • Research Approaches in Communication, Development and Social Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline
  • Statement of Goals: Include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: Current resume or curriculum vitae is required.
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1441 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    43230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1441 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    32340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1078 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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