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Stanford University, USA, Stanford

Communication - Media Studies Track, M.A.

  • Communication - Media Studies Track, M.A.
  • Full Time
  • Duration : 2 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 20,718

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The Coterminal M.A. Degree Program in Communication is a small program that permits current Stanford undergraduates to study for a bachelor's and a master's degree simultaneously. The program provides a broad introduction to scholarly literature in mass communication. Applicants choose from two tracks within the coterminal program: Media Studies or Journalism.

Career Opportunities

Career options for social sciences graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in economics, geography, history, law, politics, psychology, sociology etc. If you are graduating with a degree in social sciences, you may find there is a limited number of careers in which your subject is an essential requirement. However, there will be many areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.Careers for social science graduates Some of the areas employing social science graduates are: accountancy advertising/marketing banking and insurance business management economics local government management consultancy market research media politics psychology retail and sales teaching and lecturing tourism town planning.

Course Overview

Students in the Coterminal Master's Program in Communication may transfer certain courses between their undergraduate and graduate careers. Courses that were taken since, and including, Autumn quarter of sophomore year are eligible for transfer. Both undergraduate and graduate departments must approve any such transfer of courses. These courses may only count toward one career or the other.The minimum number of units for a master's degree in Communication-Media Studies Track is 45 unduplicated units beyond the 180 units required for the bachelor's degree. The maximum number of units per quarter taken at graduate level is 18, with any additional units taken within the same quarter charged at a per unit rate. It is important to evaluate carefully the total units you need to reach the minimum of 45 graduate units. Plan to take 15-18 units of Media Studies courses in the M.A. program each quarter.


Programme Structure Courses:Mass Media, Society, and DemocracyComputational Methods in the Civic SphereJournalism LawDigital Media in SocietyContent Analysis: Studying Communication ArtifactsDigital DeceptionPerspectives on American JournalismMedia Ethics and ResponsibilityDeliberative Democracy and Its CriticsThe Dialogue of DemocracyDigital Media EntrepreneurshipMedia EconomicsCommunication Policy and Regulation



Academic Entry Requirement

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). International Academic CredentialsStanford's assessment of a foreign degree is based on the characteristics of a national educational system, the type of institution attended, and the level of studies completed. The following guidelines indicate the minimum level of study of applicants from recognized academic institutions outside the U.S.

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Stanford University



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