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University of Memphis

Department of Communication

Memphis, TN

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Overview

University of Memphis / Department of Communication is located in Memphis, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Film and video production
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication arts
Master of Arts (MA) Communication

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Culminating project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
15
Accepted
9
Enrolled
79%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 13th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Personal goal statement, letters of recommendation, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Personal goal statement, letters of recommendation, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

42
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 19.05%
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 7.14%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Rhetoric, media studies, applied communication (health communication)
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Art and Communication Building
Memphis, TN  38152
United States
Contact Dr. Sandra Sarkela
Interim Department Chair
Email: ssarkela@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-2565
Fax: 901-678-4331

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