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Communication Studies

The University of Iowa

48 months
31793 USD/year
31793 USD/year
9830 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In many professions, the need for communication skills has never been more critical. Employers consistently cite communication skills as the major requirement for success in professional careers. A major in communication studies can help you acquire and learn to use those skills effectively. This bachelor degree in Communication Studies is offered by The University of Iowa.


Students of communication studies learn to analyze written, oral, visual, and electronic messages from historical, critical, and social science perspectives. They also learn to produce such messages as a means of artistic and functional expression.Communication studies is one of the most popular majors at Iowa. Students develop the knowledge and skills to meet today's increasingly complex communication challenges.

At The University of Iowa we offer a bachelor degree in Communication Studies. You’ll learn how to analyze and evaluate communication practices critically and how to use practical oral, written, and visual communication. You’ll also prepare to move into any number of professions in which you’ll use effective communication skills to engage with other people.

Iowa’s program will help you understand how face-to-face and media-based communications influence and shape our everyday lives, including social interaction, work, public opinion, economic activities, and politics. 

Career Development

  • Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.
  • As a communication studies graduate, you’ll have numerous career options. The major provides solid preparation for employment in almost any job that requires effective critical thinking and communication skills. Graduates find work in fields such as the arts, entertainment, and media industries; consulting; sales and marketing; human resources; and public advocacy.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Communication Theory in Everyday Life
  • Theory and Practice of Argument
  • The Art of Persuading Others
  • Media, Music, and Culture
  • Media and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements
Have your ACT or SAT score sent to us by the testing agency if:
  • You completed secondary school in the United States
  • You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
  • You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
  • Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31793 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9830 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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