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Communication and Media Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
DeLand, FL, United States
Presenting news and current events through the media has evolved in recent years, and now is your chance to start your own career in communication and media with the Communication and Media Studies program of Stetson University.
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The faculty of the Communication and Media Studies program of Stetson University aids students in becoming effective creators and critics of communication in relationships, the workplace, the media, the political and legal spheres and organizations (both non-profit and for-profit).

Communicating is something we all do on a daily basis. Both an understanding of human communication and the ability to communicate well are the keys to a successful career. You will be exposed to diverse methods of education, including discussion-rich classes, internships, field experience and ultimately a senior research project. The classes required within our program are used to study communication from rhetorical and qualitative perspectives. You will learn how to be ethical and effective as a communicator who can understand and navigate different cultural, political and social contexts.

Program Benefits

  • Major requirements within our program are designed to give students a choice in regards to communication emphasis and an opportunity to study other disciplines.
  • Interdisciplinary courses and a diverse curriculum cover main interpretative and critical methods for studying communication phenomena.
  • Two semesters are given to developing your senior project.
  • Curriculum and class projects prepare students for a wide range of professions as well as post-graduate studies.

Career Outlook

Graduates with a degree in communications and media studies will find opportunities across multiple occupations and sectors. A background in social media is now expected, but experience in content development, technical writing or business to business communications can lead to slightly higher salaries.

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:

  • Public Speaking
  • Qualitative Theory and Methodology
  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Communication and Media Ethics
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Critical Studies of Mass Media

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.

General Requirements

  • The Stetson University Application
  • A $50.00 non-refundable fee must accompany your application for admission
  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample
  • All international applicants for admission who do not come from an English-speaking country or who have not attended an English-speaking school for at least three years must provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 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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