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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) Mass communication Marketing communication research
Master of Science (MS) Mass communication Communication studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 106

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 General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

529
Applied
353
Accepted
126
Enrolled
67%

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
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
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 May 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

239
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.35%
Black or African American 3.35%
White or Caucasian 16%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 0.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.67%
Unknown 1.67%

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Location & Contact

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

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