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  • 274pts.

    may (for fall intake), october (for spring intake)


    The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers a master of science in mass communications. The degree program requires a core of mass communication research and theory classes. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop an emphasis beyond the core. The school offers a full range of academic and professional classes.

    The courses in each emphasis encourage students to apply the core concepts and to prepare for careers in the mass media or teaching and research professions. Opportunities for developing skills and for research include the student-run Collegian newspaper and Wildcat 91.9-FM as well as the universitys television production center and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media.

    Students seek a masters degree for various reasons. Some students are in mid-career and seek advancement or to change career direction. Other students, upon completing the undergraduate degrees, seek additional skills and insights into specializations so as to be better prepared for the start of their careers. Others enroll as a step toward the Ph.D. and an academic career.

    Courses include:

    * Advanced Web Communication
    * Supervision of School Publications
    * Communication, Diversity, and Social Change
    * Community Media
    * Fund Raising in Non-Profit Organizations
    * Sports, Advertising and Global Culture
    * Advertising Portfolio
    * History of Mass Communication
    * Global Mass Communications
    * Ethics in Mass Communication
    * Advanced Multimedia Techniques
    * Mass Communications and Political Campaigns
    * Convergence Reporting
    * Media Management
    * Issues in Mass Communication
    * Producing and Directing for Video
    * Economics of Mass Communication
    * Gender Issues and the Media
    * Global Advertising

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Admission to the masters degree program requires an undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university, with basic undergraduate course work in journalism and mass communications. Provisional admission may be granted to applicants entering the degree program with no previous course work in mass communications, with the requirement to take basic undergraduate courses along with the graduate course work. Also required are satisfactory scores on the GRE (an average in the 50th percentile) and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on the final 60 hours of course work. Official transcripts of undergraduate degree work and three letters of reference from instructors and/or professional colleagues must be sent directly to the School. English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 600

    Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:

    * Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
    * Graduate Fellowships
    * Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
    * Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.


    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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    • Ranking:
    • 1061 StudyQA
    • Duration:
    • 4 years
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