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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MA, Communication


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Sep years: 1 $26502 Academic year 2017
Study for the master's degree takes students beyond undergraduate work in both scope and depth to meet a variety of interests. Some M.A. students aspire to positions in business, in government, or in teaching, while others see the master's degree as one stage on the road to a doctoral program. Completion of the M.A. program of study requires a minimum of thirty-two hours of graduate credit. For a student holding a half-time assistantship, thirty-two hours can be completed in two semesters plus a summer session (though most students take more time than this). The program may include eight hours in courses outside the department. Each candidate builds an individualized program with the counsel of an adviser chosen by the student or assigned by the Director of Graduate Study. Each candidate must pass a final comprehensive examination prepared and supervised by the adviser and the candidate's examination committee based primarily on courses taken. A master's thesis is optional.

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The university is in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 207,000) in east-central Illinois, in the northeastern United States. Situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.

Illinois' architecture and landscape present an inspiring environment to learn and enjoy life. 647 Total buildings of the University are located on 18,4 square km.

Illinois is home to two National Historic Landmarks and several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Among Illinois' campus landmarks are many historical cultural places: Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Altgeld Hall, Alma Mater, Astronomical Observatory.

Library items mark one of the largest public university libraries in the world. There are more than 20 area studies libraries, including one of the larger engineering libraries in the country. The university has a National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) - one of the leading centers in the United States on the development of high-performance computing systems. Besides, UIUC is rated as one of the most "disability friendly" U.S. campuses.