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Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
George Washington University students at the Communication program explore how people find meaning in an abstract world, how this meaning creates alternatives, how to decide on a meaningful course of action, how to live with the choices we make and how we share these choices with others. 
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Communication events are examined intrapersonally, didactically, in small groups, in organizations, across cultures and in public settings.Students probe events as media-bound occurrences, studying the verbal, nonverbal, oral or written, live or mass media nature of communication. In addition to academic study in the discipline, communication students can learn more about themselves, become more socially adept and increase their marketability to employers.

Communication majors at George Washington University often play a leading role in student government and become active in extracurricular activities. Leadership roles include president of the University Honors Program Council, president of the Interfraternity Council, editor of The Hatchet, or manager of WRTV radio.

What can I do in the Communication field?

The career outlook for students is highly promising. GW communication students have served as interns in business, entertainment and political organizations. Many have advanced to graduate, law or medical school or have found employment with the White House speech-writing staff, Fortune 500 companies and major advertising and public relations firms.

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:
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Public Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Business and Professional Speaking
  • Communication Theory
  • Sociology of the Family

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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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 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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