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MS in Mass Communication Boston University

USA

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Summary

For the Master of Science in Mass Communication, each candidate must complete three courses required for the degree, a set of courses required within his or her concentration, and a sufficient number of electives to complete 48 credit hours.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

All MS candidates in Mass Communication who are enrolled in either of the two major concentrations offered within this degree program must take the following three courses:

COM CM 704 Contemporary Mass Communication

COM CM 707 Writing for Communication Professionals or COM CM 705 Writing for International Students

COM CM 710 Communication Theory

Completion Requirement: All students are required to pass a comprehensive exam or complete a thesis during their final semester of course study to qualify for graduation. Students who study in London will complete a professional project.

Concentrations

The concentrations listed below prepare students for careers in the areas indicated or for further advanced study. Each has a set of required and elective courses.

Marketing Communication Research Concentration

The concentration in marketing communication research prepares students to assess client needs and solve client problems using surveys, focus groups, and other research strategies. The theory-grounded skills learned in this concentration prepare students for positions as research analysts or research managers in such fields as marketing research, advertising, public relations, political campaigning, health communication, and international communication. It combines a command of applied research designs, techniques, and writing skills with a background in one or more major professional fields. This area of occupational specialization offers many lucrative entry-level opportunities and excellent opportunities for advancement. The concentration also provides a research and theory background for those preparing for more advanced study in communication.

Communication Studies Concentration

The concentration in communication studies is recommended for those who wish to develop their command of general communication strategies and skills—written, oral, and computer-mediated—but who do not want to prepare specifically for the fields of advertising, public relations, or applied research.

General communication strategies and skills are applicable to a variety of professional roles in a number of settings. Individuals who are proficient in these strategies and skills serve as managers in various kinds of organizations, such as nonprofit groups, government agencies, publishing houses, and other commercial, educational, or industrial settings. The concentration also provides a suitable background for those who wish to go on for a more advanced degree in communication.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MS in Mass Communication.

Full Time (48 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$54,720.00 (40,10,943) per year

From

02 Sep

Venue

College of Communication

640 Commonwealth Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02215, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students admitted into a graduate program in the College of Communication should normally have completed a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution prior to matriculation into the program.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

We require a minimum score of 100 for your application to be reviewed. We must receive an official TOEFL score by our deadline; we recommend taking your TOEFL at least 20 days prior to our deadline to assure that we receive the score.

IELTS - The band score of 7.0 is required for admission to the College of Communication.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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