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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The major helps students develop advanced skills in communications with an emphasis on digital media studies, including multimedia writing, video editing and production, web content strategy and design, and writing for social media platforms.

Communication Studies students from Saint Joseph's University acquire a solid grounding in the study of digital communications while exploring current ideas and tools that are shaping the knowledge society. A hallmark of the Communication Studies curriculum is the emphasis on both theory and practice.

Not only do students study what is happening at the forefront of emerging communication technologies, they also participate. Students have access to cutting-edge resources as they make and reflect upon media and in the process acquire important skills in teamwork, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship. 

Career

The major prepares students for careers in digital media including web content strategy and design, social media/community management, and multimedia journalism.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Communications Theory & Practice
  • Ethics in Communication
  • Visual Rhetoric 
  • Civic Media
  • Web Design and Development
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Digital Photography 
  • Public Speaking & Presentation: Rhetoric in Modern Practice
  • Introduction to Reporting and Writing
  • Writing for Organizations

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.

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  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Official Transcripts for all credits earned, Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores, test must be taken within the last 7 years
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Application fee of $35.00
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, test must be taken within the last 2 years
  • Proof of ability to pay educational expenses from a bank and an affidavit of financial support
  • An official course-by-course evaluation of undergraduate and graduate education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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