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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Arlington, TX, United States
Marymount University’s B.A. in Communication prepares students for 21st century communication careers. The Communication degree program capitalizes on our location next to the nation’s capital by connecting students with exciting opportunities to gain real-world experience. 
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Washington, DC is a dynamic environment with so much to offer the aspiring communication and media professional — major newspapers, network news bureaus, interactive media outlets, public affairs and government relations agencies, think tanks, corporate public relations operations, and more.The daily happenings at the White House, Capitol Hill, the State Department, the Federal Reserve, government agencies, and multinational corporations fuel the buzz. For the media enthusiast, there’s always something new at the Newseum or the Smithsonian, too!

The Communication Program Also Features

  • Special Events and Guest Speakers every semester, in-class, and campus-wide.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with a faculty mentor to undertake scholarly research through Marymount’s DISCOVER program.
  • The opportunity to publish your work in Marymount’s student-produced online newspaper, The Banner. Students can also apply for editorial and design leadership positions with The Banner.
  • The opportunity to publish your academic writing in Marymount University’s magazine of student work, Magnificat.
  • The opportunity to be inducted into the Communication honor society, Lambda Pi Eta.
  • The opportunity for Marymount students to be selected for the Honors Program.
  • Eligibility for funding to attend professional conferences and workshops through the University’s DISCOVER student travel grant program.
  • The opportunity to present your academic research to the Marymount community at the Student Research Conference in April.

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 included:
  • Introduction to Media Communication 
  • Visual Communication & Design 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Introduction to Public Relations 
  • Contemporary Journalism

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

  • Completed Application with the $40 application fee. 
  • Certified official, original transcripts showing all courses and grades for each year of high school. Transcripts not in English must be sent in the native language with a certified English translation.
  • Letter of Recommendation from your school principal, teacher, or academic adviser. This letter must be written in or translated to English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arlington

  • 983 - 1450 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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