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Boston University

College of Communication

Boston , MA

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Boston University

Overview

Boston University / College of Communication is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Science (MS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 245
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test for some programs
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,285
Applied
710
Accepted
237
Enrolled
55%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st May 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test for some programs
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, essays, 3 letters of recommendation, resume/CV
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, essays, 3 letters of recommendation, resume/CV, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

430
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.42%
Black or African American 3.95%
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.63%
Unknown 1.86%

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Film and television, journalism, emerging media studies, mass communication, advertising and public relations
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Mariette DiChristina
Dean
Email: comdean@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3450
Fax: 617-358-0399

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