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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NY,
We’ve never had more tools at our disposal to communicate with each other than we do right now. Communicating effectively, though – and being able to command the attention of an audience at a time when everybody is trying to get their own message out there, too – becomes more challenging all the time. 


You’ll gain those skills at Manhattanville, where our curriculum emphasizes media studies, including media history, theory, criticism, law, ethics, and digital production. And you’ll be just 30 miles from New York City, home to countless print, broadcast, and online media outlets. 

Manhattanville students routinely put the lessons they learned here to work: Our students have recently interned or have been hired by ABC News, ABC News Radio, CNN America, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nickelodeon, The Colbert Report, Sirius XM Radio, The Creative Group, The Creators Project, Seventeen Magazine, Music Choice, and Viacom.

As a communication studies student at Manhattanville, you’ll gain the tools you need to help the stories you’re telling stand out. You’ll get a background in communications theory and the history of the craft, but our career-oriented approach means much of your work here will involve going into the field and getting hands-on practice via in-class work, departmental projects, on- and off-campus internships, and student-run campus media.

The communication studies major and minor introduce students to the full range of the discipline, including interpersonal, intercultural, small group, public, and mass communication.

Students who major or minor in communication studies are prepared not only to evolve as informed and engaged citizens in our increasingly mass-mediated society, but also to succeed in fields such as advertising, public relations, journalism, marketing, film, television, radio, and online media production.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnic Studies
  • Great Plains Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Interpersonal and Family Communication
  • Organizational Communication

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • If submitting scores our codes are: SAT - 2397; ACT - 2800
  • Personal Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal interview is optional, but strongly encouraged (and required in some cases). 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    36460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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