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Journalism (International Communication), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Students need to meet the department’s nine required courses as well as 18 credits of journalism electives, forming an area of emphasis. A capstone experience, JRN 4196, combines urban community journalism with multimedia storytelling.

Students who major in Journalism enter a variety of careers, including those as web reporters and producers, newspaper reporters and editors, still and video photographers, radio and television reporters and producers, and magazine writers and editors.

Although students must ultimately be responsible for their own academic programs, freshmen and first-semester transfer students will first meet with a School of Media and Communication (SMC) academic advisor. During the sophomore and junior years, a student must meet at least once each year with a faculty advisor who is knowledgeable about the area of study the student is following.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Temple University is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Temple University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary American Social Movements
  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
  • Honors Contemporary American Social Movements
  • Public Speaking
  • Communicating Leadership
  • Honors Public Speaking
  • Strategies and Tactics of Persuasion
  • Rhetoric of Social Movements
  • Discussion Methods
  • Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • Leading Groups and Team Building
  • Rhetoric and Identity
  • Rhetoric and Political Culture
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Argumentation
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Research Methods for Organizational Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communicating Organizational Change
  • Health Communication

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

Official High School and/or University transcripts with English translations: Your application needs to include all official and original academic records from each secondary school and college or university you’ve attended.
 
Standardized Tests:
Freshman Applicants: All first-year applicants are required to submit the results of at least one of the following tests: SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE.
Transfer Applicants: Transfer students should submit either the TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE unless they meet one of the following exemptions: 
          -  The applicant has successfully completed English composition at a US accredited
             college or university.
          -  English is the applicant's native language.
The required English Proficiency for non-native speakers is as follows: 
          -  TOEFL: 79 
          -  IELTS: 6.0
          -  PTE: 53
Please note that certain majors, including those within the Fox School of Business will require a higher level of proficiency, as follows:
         -  TOEFL: 84
         -  IELTS: 6.5
         -  PTE: 56
Those with language test scores below the required level are still encouraged to apply. Students who need further English language instruction may be eligible for Provisional or Conditional admission offers including the Access Temple Program.
 
Recommendation LettersAt least one recommendation letter is required of all freshman applicants. It's best to select people such as teachers, counselors, and other academic officials who can describe your talents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27888 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27888 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16896 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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