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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spokane, WA, United States
Communication from Gonzaga University is central to every aspect of our lives and social interactions. Communication is immensely powerful because it shapes everything we think, feel, and do – even when we think we aren’t communicating.
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Overview

Communication from Gonzaga University equips students to carefully analyze the way we co-create meaning and cultures through communication processes. We interrogate how our communication processes create our current social realities and conditions, and we discover and produce knowledge about new communication practices that might transform those realities and create more just, equitable, and inclusive social worlds.

Graduates with Communication from Gonzaga University will:

    • Create a specific communication intervention that is responsive to a complex, authentic social encounter.
    • Engage in communication inquiry projects addressing communication phenomena.
    • Ethically apply communication theory, principles, and practices in civic life.
    • Articulate self and identity as a person for and with others in a particular cultural context.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Communication and Speech
  • Understanding Meaning-making
  • Understanding Power in Culture
  • Understanding Identity
  • Analyzing Practices and Habits
  • Analyzing Public Texts
  • Politics of Popular Culture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Complete the online Common Application.
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • Students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with junior year being no less than a 3.1 GPA, in a college preparatory curriculum that results in a high school diploma.
    • Personal Essay and Activities List (found on the Common Application).
    • Official transcripts in native language and English from all high schools, colleges and universities attended.
    • Common Application School Report (found on the Common Application).
    • One Common Application Teacher Evaluation (found on the Common Application).
    • Copy of Passport 
    • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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