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Journalism and Mass Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
One of the longest accredited journalism programs in the country, the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication is ranked among top journalism programs in the nation.
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Overview

The journalism and mass communication major will prepare you for careers in fields such as public relations, broadcast, multimedia, photojournalism, newspapers, magazines, design, science communication and many others.

Our faculty members have industry experience and are award-winning mass communicators, including two Pulitzer Prize winners. Many of our students compete against other top schools and win national awards.

Our required internship gives you the opportunity to practice your skills at leading media and communication organizations. Students complete internships at organizations including Meredith, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Allure, KCCI-TV, the Scripps Wire Service, John Deere, The San Francisco Chronicle, Gannett and Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm, just to name a few. Student media and internship experiences also help our students secure jobs after graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Iowa State University operates on a rolling admissions basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Orientation to Journalism and Communication
  • Visual Principles for Mass Communicators
  • Intermediate Reporting and Writing for the Mass Media
  • Reporting and Writing for the Electronic Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved above-average academic performance in their previous education. We have outlined the minimum academic requirements by country. Please note that these are minimum requirements, not guarantees of admission. We may impose more rigorous requirements to meet the university’s enrollment needs.
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • SAT/ACT Examinations
  • Application Fee
  • Summary of Required Supplemental Materials
  • Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12431 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11615 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4021 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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