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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Indianapolis, IN, United States
The bachelor's degree in Communication Studies at the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis provides instruction in both the theories of human communication and the application of those theories in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal relationships, small group interaction, organizations, cultural interaction, and media.
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Overview

Because we pursue so many diverse interests, there is a place for anyone with a curiosity about communication's effect upon our daily lives and the way we as responsible communicators impact the world around us. Students graduate with talents and knowledge that serves them well in any personal, community, and professional setting.

Key Features 

  • Communication Studies majors at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis are among the most well-rounded, educated, and engaged students.  As a Communication Studies major, you will receive a broad-based liberal arts education designed to equip you for life and work in the 21st Century.  
  • Communication Studies graduates have many exciting careers, including Social Media, Health, Sales, Human Resources, Management, Law, Marketing, and Education, among many others. Internships and study abroad opportunities can make you stand out and begin the career that’s right for you.

 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Specific topics students explore include: 

  • Debate
  • Family Communication
  • Film and Video Documentary
  • Health Care Provider Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Communication
  • Rhetoric

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

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

  • Submit your application and essay
  • Pay the application fee or request a fee waiver
  • Have your test scores sent to IUPUI
  • Have your official high school transcript sent to IUPUI
  • Have official transcripts from any dual-credit or college courses sent to IUPUI (if applicable)
  • Submit credentials for any education completed outside the U.S. (if applicable)
  • Complete the Prior Conduct Information and Release form (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9944 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indianapolis

  • 1017 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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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