Journalism and Media Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    23274 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    9364 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

Students acquire tools for conducting graduate-level research and for producing scholarship. Students with professional backgrounds apply their experience in advertising, emerging media, film, the Internet, media management, print, public relations, and television to deeper studies of their effects at social and individual levels.

Students develop a deep understanding of the media and develop expertise on journalistic and mass-mediated problems and issues. They become better consumers of media messages, developers of content, and critics of mediated subject matter.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a grounding in mass communication theory.
  • Achieve competencies in research methodologies relevant to the field.
  • Develop critical thinking necessary for careers in higher education or management in the media industries.
  • Balance the discipline's varied traditions in theoretical, historical, and applied research, with particular attention to the shifting media landscape.

Programme Structure

Courses of study are designed to engage research in diverse career arenas such as human resources, politics, advertising, education, public relations, broadcasting, and social services, as well as for students who aspire to continue their education in doctoral programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A copy of your undergraduate transcripts. (You must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 90 credits of undergraduate coursework.)
  • Satisfactory scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination.
  • At least three letters of recommendation from people who are able to attest to your ability to do graduate-level work. At least one of these letters should come from a former or current professor or college-level instructor.
  • A letter of intent detailing your goals and expectations as a graduate student in journalism and media studies.
  • A writing sample such as a college course term paper.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23274 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9364 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9364 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1,430 USD/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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