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Communication and Media Studies - Journalism - BA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    31,992 USD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, September

Program Overview

What Fisher College says about their program:
"The Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies program at Fisher College is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in communication, advertising, public relations, journalism, and video production. The program considers media industries and their relationship to culture and society, and helps students develop a more nuanced understanding of how communication works. By emphasizing both theoretical and applied perspectives, students acquire the skills to become competent communicators and media literate consumers of informative and persuasive messages."

Admissions requirements

Fisher College actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated the potential to graduate from Fisher College. Each application file is reviewed on an individual basis, and all submitted materials are taken into consideration.

TOEFL 65 / IELTS 6.0

Students with lower scores may be conditionally accepted to Fisher, or be required to attend language development courses.

High school students who completed high school in English or IB students do not have to complete an English proficiency test.

For your Fisher College application you may need the following:

  • A completed application form and $50 application fee
  • Official transcript sent directly from your secondary school. Photocopies of transcripts are not acceptable. Transcripts must be translated into English. If you are not able to provide an official, translated transcript, it is recommended that you utilize the services of the Center for Educational Documentation to provide Fisher College with appropriate documentation
  • Official English proficiency results
  • A notarized, current bank statement verifying that the student has a minimum of $51,000 US Dollars in a cash account available for his or her use. If the bank account is not in the student's name, then a notarized letter of support should accompany the notarized bank statement from the holder of the account. Most consulates around the world require the applicant to prove that he or she is able to pay for his or her entire program of study
  • Official college transcripts. If you intend to transfer from another college / university, you will need to forward official transcripts from that college as well as written course descriptions
  • Transfer Release Form. International students transferring their I-20 from another college or language school must submit a transfer release form and a copy of their I-20 from the last college attended. All transfer students must be in good academic standing, must owe no money to their previous college, and must not have any judicial or criminal complaints against them

Fall Semester (September): application deadline July 1 Spring Semester (January): application deadline November 1

Applications may be accepted at a later date.

Fees and funding

We are committed to making a Fisher College education affordable to every student. Regardless of your family income, consider applying for financial aid. Fisher College offers grant and scholarship assistance, participates in all federal aid programs, and offers an array of alternative financing and payment plans designed to meet your needs.

Undergraduate tuition - US$32,700 per year MBA tuition - US$27,000 per program

Merit based scholarships

  • North End Scholarship - US$3,000
  • Beacon Scholarship - US$7,500
  • International Scholarship - US$10,500
  • On Campus (only for students living on campus) - additional US$3,000

MBA Course Waivers

There are course waivers available for students who have completed their Bachelor degree in Business.

Visa requirements for Fisher College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements