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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 275 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 728 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 240pts.

    May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake)


    Society communicates through multiple media platforms, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, public relations, advertising, photojournalism, the Internet, social media and other evolving technologies.

    The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University is an excellent place to prepare for such careers. The nationally accredited program — one of the nation’s oldest — began in 1910 and now has more than 5,000 alumni around the world.

    The School of Journalism and Mass Communications is named for the late A.Q. Miller, a pioneer Kansas journalist. His son, Carl Miller, gave a significant gift to the school in 1988 in memory of his father. A K-State journalism graduate, Carl Miller was the founding editor of the Pacific Coast edition of the Wall Street Journal.

    The school has established the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and serves as the national headquarters of the Journalism Education Association, the professional association for high school media teachers.

    The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers opportunities for students to gain practical experience in contemporary media practices through internships and practicums.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 275 Module (National)
    • USD 728 Module (International)

    *Tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,August 2015 Credits 120 credit hours
    Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers training in the gathering, communicating and interpreting of information for mass and specialized audiences.

    The curriculum is a mixture of skills and theory courses. A major requires a minimum of 39-42 credit hours in the school and a minimum of 72-81 hours outside the school, as required by JMC’s national accrediting agency, for a total of 120 hours. A student must fulfill the general requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences for either the B.A. or B.S. degree, in addition to completing a 15-hour outside concentration in another department. In the major, students must complete at least one of the school’s sequences.


    The advertising sequence prepares students for careers in creative, sales, media planning and management roles in advertising agencies, business firms, the media, and in-house advertising and marketing departments.

    Public relations

    The public relations sequence prepares students to manage communication programs of public and private organizations. The curriculum emphasizes writing, techniques, communication theory and managerial course work.

    Journalism and digital media — electronic focus

    Courses in this sequence prepare students for writing, reporting and producing in various electronic production formats.

    Journalism and digital media — print focus

    Students who are interested in more traditional print media can adopt a focus in classes that teach newspaper and magazine reporting and production skills.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


    The school awards about 95 scholarships averaging $1,500. All current and incoming JMC students are eligible to apply by completing the K-State scholarship application available from the student financial assistance office.


    The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

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