Studyportals placeholder

Mass Communication and Journalism - Print Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, PA,
Contemplating an exciting career in mass media? Check out the Department of Media, Communications, and Journalism. Graduates of the program are well represented on the staffs of many of America's finest newspapers, radio and television stations, broadcast and film production companies, advertising agencies, and public relations firms.

About

MCJ graduates in print -journalism are working for newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Fresno Bee, and other major newspapers. Graduates in broadcast journalism are heavily represented on the staffs of Fresno radio and television stations. They also can be found at CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, and PBS. Graduates in advertising are working for agencies that includeJ. Walter Thompson, Chiat/Day, Publicis and Hal Riney, and Foote, Cone, and Belding. Public relations graduates have obtained jobs with American Airlines, Caltrans, Coca-Cola, and other nationally known entities.

The department's advertising students regularly finish high in regional and national competitions sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. The students have drawn high praise from corporations participating in these competitions.

Broadcast production students have won awards in the California State University Media Arts Festival, Charleston International Film/Video Festival, the Silver State Documentary Festival, The Telly, The Communicator, and Videography Awards competitions. The campus radio station, KFSR-FM, has received a Gold record from Columbia Records, as well as various other awards.

Students have a choice of career options: advertising, broadcast journalism, digital media, electronic media production, print journalism, and public relations.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass Communication and Society
  • Basic Editing
  • Media Writing
  • Photojournalism
  • Introduction to Multimedia Production
  • Reporting
  • Editing of Publications
  • Newspaper Workshop
  • Publication Design
  • In-Depth Reporting
  • Audio Production
  • Studio Video Production

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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

1.     Submit an online undergraduate application at CSU Mentor.

Also, a non-refundable Application Fee of $55 USD for undergraduate application can be paid by credit card. During online application OR mailed in the form of check, money order or wire transfer payable to The California State University, Fresno.

2.     Official English Proficiency Score Report (Institution Code: 4312)

Undergraduate: TOEFL - Minimum of 61 iBT (500 PBT with official score report), or

                          IELTS - Minimum of 6.0 Band Score, or
                          PTE Academic - Minimum 49, or
                          ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or
                          FLS International Language School – Level 16, or       
                          TLC The Language Company – Level 9, or
                          UCLA Extension - Level 6
                          Pearson's Test of English - 49

NOTE: Mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents.

3.     Original or certified copies of Academic Credentials with literal English translation.  Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit.

All academic work must be included. See chart below.

 

4.     Financial document (no older than 6 months) from sponsors showing the amount and source of support.

5.     A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport.

6.     Official admission test score report (ACT or SAT I) - if applicable
      For applicants who are currently studying in the US high schools without taking TOEFL or IELTS. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for California

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Wishlist