12 months
11550 USD/year
11550 USD/year
5655 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Analyze and design message strategies for face-to-face interaction, organizations, politics and health. The Communication program of University at Albany will sharpen your skills as a researcher, problem solver and collaborator, while empowering you to pursue specific interests aligned with your career goals.


Whether your ambitions point you toward the responsibility of workforce leadership or the rigor of doctoral education, you will be prepared through a blend of theoretical and applied study.

Program of Study

The curriculum of the Communication program of University at Albany combines core study in theory, practice and research methods with electives related to your selected concentration in one of these areas:

  • Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Health Communication

Your studies will culminate in either an original research project or a practicum with guidance and mentorship from our active faculty. The research project provides excellent preparation for doctoral study, while the internship-practicum offers a prime opportunity to practice what you have learned in an applied setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Theory and Practice
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Mass Media Effects in Political Communication
  • New Media and Engagement
  • Organizational Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Goals
  • Writing Sample
  • All international applicants must submit TOEFL or IEFLTS scores except for those who have earned BA or MA degrees in English-speaking countries

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Albany

1010 - 1570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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