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Communication Studies - Political Communication

Illinois State University

48 months
53686 USD/year
53686 USD/year
30638 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Communication Studies - Political Communication students at Illinois State University become knowledgeable and skilled in the use of political messages to promote causes, candidates, campaigns, etc.


Political Communication is concerned with being actively engaged with local, regional, state, national, and international issues and how the power of information, persuasion, and strategic message design can be used to understand and affect outcomes at those levels, particularly in the area of governance and governmental and societal behavior.

Typical careers include politics and political consulting, persuasion design, media analysis, educational support, speech writing, strategic/campaign message design.

Why study Communication Studies - Political Communication?

Communication Studies is the academic discipline which studies communication. Students discover the many strategies of how to effectively communicate with different groups of people in varying situations. Coverage includes person-to-person communication such as in counseling, peer advising, personnel management and other business and corporate positions. Communication Studies - Political Communicatio students at Illinois State University may also study persuasion and message construction strategies that are helpful in sales and management areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Small Group Processes

  • Communication Theories

  • Study of Communication

  • Composition As Critical Inquiry

  • Political Communication

  • Freedom Of Speech And Press

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school courses completed
  • Grade point average
  • SAT/ACT scores and subscores (if submitted)
  • Optional academic personal statement
  • You’ll be required to submit a self-reported grade point average.
  • English proficiency score

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    53686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26843 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    53686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26843 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    30638 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15319 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 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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