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Mass Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The Mass Communications curriculum provides a foundation in mass communication theory that is augmented by practical and professional skills training provided through internship opportunities and practicum courses.

As a student in our program, you will choose from one of three concentrations: Digital Media, Journalism or Public Relations. You'll learn how to develop public relations campaigns, conduct investigative reporting or write for online media, all while studying in classrooms equipped for the converging world of digital communications. You will learn from knowledgeable faculty and staff who are actively involved in research and professional media activities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Mass Communications 
  • Writing for Media 
  • Web and Layout Design 
  • Sound Production
  • Television Production
  • Principles of Media Convergence 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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

  • A $65 application fee in U.S. Dollars should be sent in the form of a money order or certified check, made payable to Claflin University. Cash should not be sent.
  • You must submit official certificates and/or final secondary school records, university transcripts and mark sheets with official translations if the document is in another language. 
  • We require official results from the SAT or ACT tests for regular degree-seeking students.
  • Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Test Systems (IELTS) are required for applicants whose native language is not English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orangeburg

  • 876 - 1530 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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