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Advertising and Mass Communication, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) San Marcos, TX, United States
The Advertising and Mass Communication sequence at Texas State University believes that students deserve an education which prepares them to work in the exciting world of an advertising agency or in-house client agency.
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Overview

Our faculty is dedicated to providing our students with real world, project-based instruction. The courses offered in the Advertising sequence are taught by a team of instructors who not only have the academic credentials to lead our students through the degree process, they also have the professional background to set our students up for success in the “real world” of advertising.

As one of the fastest growing industries in the country, Advertising degrees are becoming more valuable each day. We at Texas State know that it’s not just the degree, it’s the skills that accompany the degree that matter. Our professional instructors have ties to the industry who they call upon on a daily basis. These ties allow our faculty to expose students to the latest in research, media, strategy and creativity. Students are also expected to present their ideas to these industry leaders. The experience of presenting in an actual agency to industry professionals is invaluable in developing the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to succeed in this highly competitive industry.

Career opportunities

A degree in Advertising and Mass Communication at Texas State University has allowed our students to gain employment at some of the largest and most well-respected advertising agencies in the country.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Writing for the Mass Media
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media
  • Advertising
  • Account Planning
  • Advertising Media Planning
  • Advertising Campaigns

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

Applicants must submit original academic records (or copies which have been certified by an appropriate school official) of all secondary and post-secondary course work, examination results, SAT or ACT test scores (directly from the testing center), certificates awarded, and/or diplomas. A certified English translation must accompany the original academic records if the originals are not in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11240 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Marcos

  • 921 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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