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    Application Deadline
  • 42 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Communications program at Bay Path University follows the liberal arts tradition and emphasizes critical thinking, research, analysis, writing and speaking skills. A major in communications teaches you how to combine a convincing argument with the appropriate medium to deliver your message effectively in a variety of settings. 

The degree develops transferable skills that will create a strong foundation for all academic disciplines, and meet the needs of employers and organizations. Students will have the opportunity to develop both the art and science of communication and customize their learning to incorporate other disciplines in the following areas:

  • Mass Communication and Media
  • Interpersonal Communication and Culture
  • Organizational Communication/Public Relations
  • Media, Technology, and Social Communication 

Study communications at Bay Path University and master skills in written, oral, visual, and digital communication to thrive in professional contexts.

As a student of communications at Bay Path you will develop critical communication skills that transfer across a variety of professions: public relations, government, business, advertising, industrial firms, hospitals, media outlets, schools and other organizations. 

Studying communications is not just about learning to get your message across effectively to diverse audiences. It’s also about becoming a critical thinker, a creative problem solver, a strategist, and a collaborator—skills that employers consistently cite as crucial qualifications. By becoming a communications professional you will gain practical and theoretical knowledge in leveraging new media, communication technologies, and relational strategies to succeed in an ever-changing contemporary workplace. 

Bay Path communications students will:

  • Use emerging media, technology, and social communication for their chosen career path
  • Create digital content, and understand the implications of emerging technologies on practices of communication
  • Engage in hands-on learning experience from practicing professionals, communications scholars, and business leaders
  • Understand how people use messages to generate meaning within and across all kinds of contexts, cultures, channels, and media
  • Learn to use communication and new media skills as a strategic leadership tool

Accreditation

Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Rolling admissions. Start in January, February, April, June, September or November. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
    • Duration description

      Duration of degree is shortened if you are able to transfer in credits from prior accredited institutions. Conditions apply.  Part-time enrollment available also.

  • Credits
    120 college credits to earn bachelor's degree alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Social Media For Business
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communicating for Leadership
  • Intro to Mass Comm and Pop Culture
  • Human Comm in a Digital World
  • Media Lab: Communication Technology
  • Princ of Public Relations & Advert

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    76

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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 electronic application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities previously attended
  • Phone or in-person interview to discuss your interests, goals and readiness
  • Students with cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 may be eligible for conditional acceptance
  • Students with fewer than 12 college credits to transfer must provide proof of high school graduation by submitting high school transcript(s) or GED, HiSET or TASC completion document
  • The admissions department reserves the right to request additional documentation

Work Experience

None required; some is useful.

Technological Requirements

Coursework requires a desktop or laptop computer that is not more than five years old with the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows 7 or newer, or; MAC OS X 10.8 or newer
  • 4GB of RAM (memory)
  • 2GHz Processor
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Microphone and webcam 
Recommended internet browsers:
  • Google Chrome (version 73 or newer), Mozilla Firefox (version 46 or newer) or Safari

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 USD per credit and a duration of 42 months.
  • National

    400 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 USD per credit and a duration of 42 months.
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Funding

Financial Aid is not available.

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