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Mass Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #901 (ARWU) Little Rock, AR, United States
The School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock combines the strengths of Media Production and Design, Strategic Communication, Film and Journalism programs to expose students to a broad spectrum of media studies.
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Overview

Part of a metropolitan university on the move, the School of Mass Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock takes advantage of its location in Little Rock, the center of commerce and education for the state, to give students a unique experience unlike any other in Arkansas.

Learning Outcomes 

The program learning objectives are aimed at providing a learning environment where students will be able:

  • To develop competencies in content creation and design skills as demonstrated in student work in the form of writing samples, multimedia projects, brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, campaign plans, internship projects and evaluation, graphics and other visual presentations.
  • To develop critical thinking as illustrated with examples of work that show their ability to evaluate sources and processes of media content in line with the principles of research.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the general rules (Ethics) and principles (theories) in the field of mass communication as documented in the form exams, quizzes, research papers, power point presentations and reflective essays.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The School of Mass Communication offers four unique majors that are tailored to each of study. 
  • Every major prepares students for work in a wide variety of media-related fields while taking time also focus on a specific area of study.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 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

  • Application for admission and pay the $40 application fee. There’s no application fee for military students – request your waiver here.
  • Immunization records or Titer Test showing Immunity (for students born after 1956) can be sent via mail, emailed to admissions@ualr.edu, or faxed to 501-569-8956.
  • Official high school transcript Ask your counselor to send a current high school transcript. After you graduate, we will need a final high school transcript with your graduation posted.
  • Official college entrance exam scores Ask your counselor to send your scores along with your current high school transcript or request your scores through the exam provider.
  • Official college transcripts (If you have taken college classes while in high school) from all post-secondary schools you’ve attended. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21779 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21779 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21779 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21779 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9528 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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