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Missouri State University

Department of Communication

Springfield, MO

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Missouri State University

Overview

Missouri State University / Department of Communication is located in Springfield, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 41

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

51
Applied
16
Accepted
16
Enrolled
31%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 for last 60 credit hours of academic work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
76%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 12%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Conflict resolution, media analysis, intercultural communication, political communication, communication theory and organizational praxis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 South National
Springfield, MO  65897
United States
Contact Dr. Isabelle Bauman
Interim Department Head
Email: communication@missouristate.edu
Phone: 417-836-4423
Fax: 417-836-4774