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Media and Communication, Journalism Concentration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Salem, IL, United States
The Media and Communication, Journalism Concentration at Salem State University provides students with the reporting, interviewing, writing and multimedia experience needed to thrive in today’s digital journalism landscape. 
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 Our professors combine the rigor of classroom teaching with real-world assignments that give students hands-on experience combining news articles, photos, and audio and video clips into convergent media packages.

Students may also elect to do internships at local and Boston-based publications. The Journalism flow sheet details the core and concentration requirements.

The Bachelor of Science in Media and Communication, Journalism Concentration combines theory and practice, professional standards and hands-on experience to equip students with the background and skills necessary for professional roles in the information age. Intensive courses in writing, editing, research, and digital design prepare students to work in a variety of communications fields. Students learn how to work in print, online and video formats. Many students earn internship credit at public relations agencies, advertising firms, television studios, and newspapers. On-campus opportunities include writing for The Log, the student newspaper; assisting in the Communications computer labs; participating in the student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America; and working with the American Advertising Federation. The capstone Seminar course requires seniors to create a professional portfolio of their work and to consider their options in the professional world or graduate school.

Our Mission

Salem State University's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic 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:

  • Introduction to Communications
  • Writing for Media
  • Computer Production in Communications
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Editing
  • Fundamentals of News Writing
  • News Reporting and Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Practicum in Print and Digital Journalism

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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

  • Complete the online application
  • Send us your transcripts
  • Submit your standardized test scores
  • Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11675 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Salem

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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