48 months
403 USD/credit 12090 USD/year
403 USD/credit 12090 USD/year
322 USD/credit 9660 USD/year
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The Mass Communication program at Eastern Illinois University helps students learn how to think critically about the ways in which mass communication influences society, and helps them become informed, critical consumers of media.


Success in today’s rapidly evolving media industries requires a solid foundation in the liberal arts, a comprehensive training in media theory, and introductory skills in media production as traditional communication channels overlap and converge.

Special focus is given to how mediated communication influences our understanding of political and social life, and our understanding of our place in a world that has become increasingly smaller.


Mass Communication students graduate with the enduring knowledge and transferrable skills necessary to be successful in the contemporary workplace. This opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities.

Graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Employers often seek out communication skills and an understanding of how communication messages influence the world around us.

Graduates of the Mass Communication program at Eastern Illinois University are particularly well prepared to work as leaders in multiple media industries, thriving in environments that require understanding of how media impact our understanding of the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Theories
  • Argumentation & Critical Thinking
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Persuasion
  • Rhetoric of Race & Class
  • Rhetoric of Gender & Sexuality
  • Capstone in Communication Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. A minimum grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required. All transcripts become property of this University. 
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form and a bank statement (submitted online via MyEIU account), documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study.
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University, application fee is valid for one year.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 403 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    12090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 403 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 322 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • Per Credit Hour

Living costs for Charleston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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