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Communication studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Lacey, WA, United States
Communication studies at Saint Martin's is an interdisciplinary program that uses critical and cultural studies to understand the central role of communication in society, with a focus on social justice
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Shaped by the Benedictine values of stewardship, community, and listening, the program utilizes accessible media technologies to encourage creativity and build a solid foundation for a wide array of professional endeavors.

Program highlights
  • P​roximity to to Washington state capital allows for access to quality internship opportunities with government agencies, nonprofits, arts organizations, and businesses.
  • Shaped by the Benedictine values of stewardship, community and listening with the ear of the heart, the program utilizes accessible media technologies such as cloud computing, mobile devices and social media, citizen journalism and digital media production to encourage creativity.
  • While designed to provide a well-rounded understanding of the field of communication, students can choose to pursue a production-focused or more theoretically oriented course of study.


Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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 Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Communication and Identity
  • Research Methods
  • Media and Culture

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Application requirements for first-year students include:

  • Saint Martin's Application or the Common Application
  • Personal essay
  • Your official SAT/ACT scores
  • Your official and sealed high school transcript
  • Your school report form
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lacey

  • 911 - 1520 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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