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East Tennessee State University / Department of Communication and Performance is located in Johnson City, TN, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Storytelling
Master of Arts (MA) Communication and storytelling studies Communication studies

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Admission to candidacy after completion of core semester hours



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st April 29th No
Spring deadline November 1st September 29th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; three letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Essay, official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended, three letters of recommendation from academic or professional mentors or associates
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Political communications, visual communication, depictions of gender and ethnicity in print and online media and online corporate media, presidential rhetoric and newspaper coverage of presidential speeches
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 70667
218 Campus Center
Johnson City, TN  37614
United States
Contact Dr. Amber Kinser
Phone: 423-439-7676