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Communications, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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 From our hands-on courses to our nationally award-winning student media, you will find a major that provides the knowledge and skills that employers want. In a world of information overload, they also value mass media professionals who can accurately and fairly report the news of the day across multiple formats – including social media – and convey a client’s message in a clear and compelling way.

Career options:

University of Tennessee Martin graduates find careers at television and radio stations, production companies, newspapers, magazines, news wire services, online media, advertising and public relations agencies, commercial print shops, school systems and universities, large corporations, non-profits and community organizations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects the Communications-related job market to be one of the growing areas during the next decade

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Choose from four areas of emphasis.

The required courses provide a broad understanding of media and Communications industries. Four areas of emphasis allow you to specialize in one specific area.

  • Broadcasting (Television and Radio) Performance/Journalism or Production
  • News Editorial (Print and Online)
  • Media Design (Print, Web, Mobile and Multimedia)
  • Public Relations (Corporate and Non-Profit)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the Admissions Application online: 
  • Submit the $30 application fee when you complete the application (
  • Send your official high school transcript to the UT Martin Office of Admissions.
  • Send us your official ACT and/or SAT scores. 
  • Upon graduation, request that a final high school transcript be sent to the Admissions Office. If you received a GED, request a GED transcript be sent to UT Martin
  • If you have completed dual credit coursework while in high school, have a copy of your official dual credit transcript sent to the UT Martin Admissions Office directly from the college where you earned the credit. *Not required if your dual credit was taken with UT Martin*

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11410 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7458 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4438 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Martinez

  • 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.


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