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Advertising, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Our program prepares students for careers in a number of advertising positions, including research, advertising sales, copywriting, layout and design, media planning and placement, and account service. Students can enhance their classroom learning through participation in the MSU Ads Club, our campus chapter of the American Advertising Federation

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary Mass Media
  • Basic Audio/Video Production
  • Mass Media Effects
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Advertising Copywriting & Layout
  • Advertising Media Sales
  • Advertising Media Planning
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Mass Communication Law
  • Newswriting
  • Mass Media Study Abroad
  • Script Writing
  • Sports Media
  • Directed Individual Study
  • Public Relations Principles
  • International Mass Communications
  • Research Methods for Public Relations
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Fundamentals of Management

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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 ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    527

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

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

  • Applicants must submit an application for admission with a $40 application fee
  • Applicants must have a high school transcript mailed directly to Admissions from the applicant's high school counselor; (If currently in high school, the transcript must include a list of courses being taken in the senior year)
  • Applicants must have an official ACT and/or SAT score report sent to Admissions (Scores submitted on the high school transcript are acceptable)
  • Applicants must provide any documents requested by Admissions to verify residency for tuition purposes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9168 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Tennessee - $9,696.00 (Full Year)
  • Regional - $10,860.00 (Full Year)

Living costs for Murray

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships:Academic achievement scholarships:

  • 1. only for incoming freshmen
  • 2. awarded at time of admission
  • 3. awarded first-come, first-serve basis
Competitive scholarships:
  • 1. requires students to complete the MSU Scholarship Application
  • 2. awarded after January 15 application deadline
  • 3. students must apply every year via my Gate, on the Financial Aid tab.
Grants:
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Teach Grant
  • State Grant
Loans:
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate and Professional Students
  • Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Nursing Loan 

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