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California State University, Sacramento

Department of Communication Studies

Sacramento, CA

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Overview

California State University, Sacramento / Department of Communication Studies is located in Sacramento, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

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 Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Thesis or project; writing proficiency exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
11
Accepted
10
Enrolled
58%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline September 15th August 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25 during previous 2 years

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

25
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 24%
Black or African American 4%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 12%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (64%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Hypermedia development; information literacy in higher education; representations of race and ethnicity; the definition of "newsworthy" as it relates to front-page newspaper coverage; journalism ethics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95819
United States
Contact Dr. Gerri Smith
Chair
Email: smithg@csus.edu
Phone: 916-278-6688

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