48 months
20464 USD/year
20464 USD/year
10208 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Communication Studies is not just about making speeches. In Northern Kentucky University's program, you'll study human interaction in all its many forms — from interpersonal to cross-cultural, from effective listening to argumentation, from conflict mediation to family dynamics.


The communication studies program provides: (1) a strong general background in practice, theory, history, and criticism of communicative acts; (2) opportunities for students to improve their communication skills; (3) a variety of courses to enrich the programs of students in other disciplines; (4) training for students who plan to enter professional fields such as public relations, human resources, sales, training/development, law, ministry, teaching, business, and politics; and (5) a background for graduate study in communication studies or related fields.


A Communication Studies degree from Northern Kentucky University prepares students for the art and skill of human interaction in a variety of contexts from interpersonal relationships to conflict mediation, leading to positions such as:

  • Presentation Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Regional Sales Director

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Research Methods in Communication Studies 
  • Organizational Communication 
  • Argumentation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an Online Application
  • Pay the $40 Application Fee
  • Submit Passport Photocopy
  • Submit your Official Transcripts
  • Submit Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10232 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    20464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10232 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5104 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Highland Heights

900 - 1400 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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