Communication, M.A. | University of California, Santa Barbara | Santa Barbara, United States
12 months
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About

The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara is designed to provide a theoretical understanding of the process of human communication. Graduate training is broadly based in the social sciences, with emphases in three primary research areas: interpersonal communication, media communication, and organizational communication. 

Overview

The curriculum provides students with essential preparation in theory construction, analysis, and research methodologies for conducting original scholarship in communication. Doctoral students may add an interdisciplinary focus in Black Studies, Cognitive Science, Feminist Studies, Global Studies, Language, Interaction & Social Organization, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, or Technology & Society.

The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara offers advanced study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. A terminal M.A. program is not offered.

Emphases

Black Studies, Cognitive Science; Global Studies; Feminist Studies; Language, Interaction, & Social Organization; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; Technology & Society (All Ph.D. only)

Programme Structure

Scope

  • Our graduate program is relatively small by design. We maintain approximately 35 graduate students. Thus, we are able to offer our students the luxury of small seminars, individualized programs, and extensive student-faculty contact. 
  • At the same time, the scope of the program is broad, encompassing an array of subspecialties in interpersonal communication, media communication, and organizational communication. 
  • Students in our graduate program are drawn from various parts of the U.S. as well as from other countries. 
  • Most have backgrounds in communication although we also admit students with degrees in other disciplines such as psychology, sociology, and linguistics.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Submitted online)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (Submitted online)
  • GRE General test scores
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Santa Barbara

1640 - 2480 USD /month
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Financing

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Funding

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