What will I learn?

The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication. The discipline is interested in how audiences interpret symbolic meaning and the social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions of speech and language in context. Communication studies draw from humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry to investigate how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media.

As represented by the National Communication Association, the discipline is “Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication.” NCA “promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems”

Teachers and scholars in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati focus on media, rhetoric, public communication, interpersonal, public relations, and organizational communication. Topics include media effects, health and environmental communication, risk and science, leadership and advocacy, social and personal identity, new media, politics, and more.

Career

  • Recruiter
  • Non-profit management
  • Corporate Communication Specialist
  • Training and Employee Development
  • Higher Education – Student Affairs, Study Abroad
  • Public Affairs/Public Relations Officer
  • Market Research Manager/Focus Group Moderator
  • Development Officer (Non-profit fundraising)
  • Events Planning
  • Community Outreach Associate
  • Environmental Campaign Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Scientific and Technical Writing
  • Science Journalism

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,972.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

22 August 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,

CINCINNATI,

Ohio,

45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: A bachelor’s degree within 5 years from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; A 3.25 undergraduate grade point average (this is cumulative, taking into account all institutions attended); A grade of B or higher in all social work courses.

For international students

For our graduate programs, we welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work (or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School).

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).

The closing date for application for admission to graduate study in Classics is normally January 16 of each year.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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