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Broadcasting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, KY,
Our Broadcasting program integrates classroom learning with hands-on practical media experience. Our student media includes Newschannel2 newscast, Extra Point TV sports show, Revolution 91.7 and the WKU Storm Team. Please take a moment to browse our site for more information on curriculum, our facilities and our student-run media.


This Broadcasting program is offered at the Western Kentucky University.

Our facilities include a professional, three-camera digital television studio, two Avid editing labs with a total of twenty-eight stations, running editing programs from Avid DV Pro to Avid DS. Adobe Photoshop, AfterEffects, and Newtek Lightwave 3D Animation programs add to the power of the Avids.

For those who prefer Apple's Final Cut Pro, we have an 18-station MAC lab. We have 20 video field kits, of which 15 are Sony DVCAM camcorders, with tripods, microphones and light kits.

The broadcast program integrates classroom learning with hands-on practical media experience. Our student media includes Newschannel12 a 30-minute nightly newscast, Extra Point a weekly 30-minute TV sports show and the Red Zone a weekly radio sports show. Our student radio station WWHR-91.7 has a 20 ' 30 mile range. The station and a control room with a 53 input digital audio board share a recording studio in the Mass Media & Tech Hall. The campus PBS and NPR broadcast stations offer additional opportunities to gain experience in news, production, traffic and promotions.

That's a real quick look at our facilities; You are invited to browse around our site for more information on our faculty and courses of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Media Content, Ethics and Technology
  • Media Content, Collaboration and Community
  • Digital Storytelling in the 21st Century
  • Process and Effects of Mass Communication
  • Mass Communication Law and Ethics
For more information, please check the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received.  Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Financial Evidence of Support
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form
  • All necessary documents, including academic records, and proof of English language proficiency, must be received before an admission decision can be made.
International students must also provide financial evidence of support in order to obtain an I-20.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13572 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13248 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5301 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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