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Communications, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Chicago, IL, United States
You can earn your Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Moody Bible Institute and create the future of ministry media. Get opportunities you won’t find in any other communications program. 
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You can work on one of the six practicum teams such as the Moody Media Lab, a professional student-led creative agency for anyone on campus who wants to be involved. You’ll develop your knowledge of theology, technique, and technology as you study in community.

You’ll graduate with a professional portfolio and access to a global network of ministry partners eager to bring theologically sound, practically trained storytellers on board.  You’ll be equipped to serve well wherever God takes you.

Career options:

  • graphic designer
  • photographer
  • writer
  • radio host
  • videographer
  • actor
  • media firm manager

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Communications: Theory, History, and Ministry
  • Communications Core Tools: Words
  • Communications Core Tools: Images
  • Drama in Ministry
  • Fiction Writing
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • Video Editing
  • Special Topics in Communications
  • Investigating and Reporting Across Media
  • Biblical Perspectives of 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.

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  • 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Completed application for admission 
  • Nonrefundable application fee 
  • Signed agreement to Moody’s Doctrinal Statement 
  • Unofficial transcript from high school or secondary school will be acceptable, if currently attending high school 
  • Official transcript from high school or secondary school (undergraduate applicants only) will be required prior to enrollment 
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended (undergraduate and graduate applicants) ACT or SAT score
  • Official evaluation of all international transcripts 
  • Pastor’s reference 
  • Christian Character reference

Tuition Fee

  • International

    340 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 340 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    340 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 340 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 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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