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Boston University

Department of Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations

Boston, MA

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Overview

Boston University / Department of Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Master of Science (MS) Advertising
Master of Science (MS) Public relations
Master of Science (MS) Media science Communication studies
Master of Science (MS) Media science Marketing communication research

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 132
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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

824
Applied
520
Accepted
134
Enrolled
63%

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 Requirements Transcript(s), resume/CV, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement/essay, Kira Talent assessment

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 Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Federal Work-Study

Student Body

300
Total Graduate Students
66%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.33%
Black or African American 4%
White or Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
Unknown 2%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Advertising, public relations, marketing communication research, media science, mass communication
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Donald Wright
Chairperson
Email: mcadvpr@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3482

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