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Ball State University

Department of Journalism

Muncie, IN

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Overview

Ball State University / Department of Journalism is located in Muncie, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Emerging media design and development
Master of Arts (MA) Public relations
(Certificate) Emerging media and visual reporting
Master of Arts (MA) Journalism
(Certificate) Literary journalism
(Certificate) Public relations

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24
Other Advanced Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

83
Applied
59
Accepted
52
Enrolled
71%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 150 verbal)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, transcripts of all prior graduate and undergraduate work, resume or curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, writing sample(s)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

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 Research Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

101
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.94%
Black or African American 10.89%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.97%
Unknown 3.96%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 2
Male (5)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Image studies, readership surveys, audience perception studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN  47306
United States
Contact Dr. Johnny Sparks
Chairperson
Phone: 765-285-8278