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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Communication Studies program of Loyola Marymount University provides students from across the community with the communication competencies necessary to pursue their personal, professional, and civic goals.
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Overview

Mission Statement

Our faculty and students examine how messages and meanings are produced, interpreted, and consumed. In particular, our program rigorously engages the following:

  • The production and evaluation of communication messages,
  • The role of communication in shaping the performance of identity and community,
  • The processes and technologies by which people relate to and collaborate with each other, and
  • The importance of principled advocacy across our personal, professional and public lives.

Throughout all aspects of the Communication Studies program of Loyola Marymount University, we encourage self-reflection and critical engagement with disciplinary subject matter and contemporary social and political events at the local and global level. We encourage our students and faculty to nurture personal habits of lifelong learning and service.

In addition, our students and faculty produce scholarship that advances our knowledge of human communication, enhances the quality of public deliberation, and bridges the gap between our curriculum and real world experiences. To serve these goals, the Communication Studies Department creates an environment where students and faculty pursue scholarship, community engagement, and leadership in civic, corporate, and international arenas.

Finally, we develop students' professional competencies and enable them to maximize their post-graduation opportunities for career development. In seeing professional development as a shared responsibility, students are empowered to cultivate their communication skills outside of the classroom through engaged forms of learning and professional development.

About Our Program

In particular, our program rigorously engages the following:

  • Production and evaluation of communication messages
  • Role of communication in shaping performance of identity and community
  • Processes & technologies by which people relate to and collaborate
  • Importance of principled advocacy across, personal, professional, public lives.

Throughout all aspects of our program we encourage:

  • Self reflection and critical engagement with disciplinary subject matter and contemporary social and political events at the local and global level.
  • Students and faculty to nurture personal habits of lifelong learning and service.
  • Production of scholarship that advances our knowledge of human communication, enhances the quality of public deliberation, and bridges the gap between our curriculum and real world experiences.

The Communication Studies Department serves these goals by:

  • Creating an environment where students and faculty pursue applied education, scholarship, community engagement, and leadership in civic, corporate, and international arenas.
  • Developing students' professional competencies to maximize their post-graduation opportunities for career development.
  • Seeing professional development as a shared responsibility, where students are empowered to cultivate communication skills outside of the classroom through engaged forms of learning and professional development.

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:

  • Nature of Theory
  • Nature of Inquiry
  • Relational Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Contemporary Rhetorical Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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