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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, WV,
The Department of Communication Studies offers three different undergraduate concentrations in Communication Studies: Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, and Public Communication. 

About

Students choose from a variety of courses to complete their major or minor in Communication Studies. 

The department is also home to a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, a communication honor society, and the Communication Studies Student Association (CSSA). 

Below you can find details about the concentrations offered by the department.

  • The Interpersonal Communication concentration is intended for students seeking personal enrichment and/or futures in service industries and institutions, the professions, or graduate work in communication.
  • The Organizational Communication concentration is intended for students seeking communication roles in organizations, industries, corporations, and/or government institutions, as well as graduate work in communication.
  • The Public Communication concentration is intended for students seeking public roles in the legal, political, and/or other communication settings of democratic society, as well as graduate work in communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Communication Theory
  • Senior Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
  • General Semantics
  • Group Communication
  • Listening and Feedback
  • Theories of Interpersonal Communication
  • Communication and Conflict

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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:

    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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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

  • $65.00 USD Application Fee (non-refundable).
  • Official Transcripts – Transcripts must be in English and original language and contain ALL secondary school, college or university academic credits and grades. The transcripts must be sent directly to the MU Admissions Office by the institution that you attended.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency 
  • Submit Proof of Financial Support (if you need to obtain an F-1 visa) showing that you or your sponsor have finances to support your study and living costs for one academic year (9 months).

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        Tuition Fee

        • International

          18614 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 9307 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
        • In-State

          8128 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 4064 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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        Living costs for Huntington

        • 621 - 1040 USD/month
          Living Costs

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