HKBU-MU Double Degree Programme


This is a four-year full-time undergraduate programme whereby students study at the two universities, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and The University of Missouri (MU), and graduate from both. Upon  completion of all graduation requirements, students will obtain two bachelor’s degrees, namely Bachelor of Communication (Honours) conferred by HKBU, and Bachelor of Journalism conferred by MU.

About MU

  • 2020 QS subject rank (Communication & Media Studies) : 45
  • Ranking by U.S. News & World Report: 124
  • MU’s School of Journalism, the world’s first of its kind, was established in 1908 and is committed to providing students with practical hands-on training in real-world news media and also preparing them for career in corporate communication through its Strategic Communication emphasis area.


Students are required to study for around 4 years, the first two years at HKBU and the following two years at MU.

Areas of Study

HKBU students who intend to study Journalism / Public Relations and Advertising Major can apply to this double degree programme.

The corresponding programme at MU to HKBU’s Bachelor of Communication in Journalism / Public Relations and Advertising Major is Bachelor of Journalism..

HKBU School of Communication MU School of Journalism
Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism and Digital Media Major Bachelor of Journalism with emphasis in :
  • Convergence Journalism
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Print and Digital News
  • Radio-Television
  • Strategic Communication
Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Public Relations & Advertising Major

Programme Structure

The double degree programme combines the essence of the existing undergraduate programmes of HKBU and MU, with the aim to equip students with communication and broad general knowledge, ethical expertise, multimedia, analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for students to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment.

In order to fulfil the graduation requirements of respective programmes, students are required to complete 128 units at HKBU and 120 units at MU respectively. For the double degree programme, the minimum number of units to be taken at each of the two universities during the study period is at least half of the total number of units required by the respective programmes, i.e., 64 units at HKBU and 60 units at MU. The remaining units required for graduation will be fulfilled through transfer of units or course exemption by completing equivalent courses in the other institution.


  • Year One students of Journalism and Digital Media Major, and Public Relations and Advertising Major.
  • Attain cGPA 3.2 or above
  • Good command of English:
    (IETLS - overall score of 7.0 and at least 6.0 in each sub-band; TOEFL - oversall score 100; Duolingo - overall score of 120 in with total scores of 3 out of 4 sub-bands no less than 90 )

Tuition Fee

HKBU Local students will pay the local tuition fee i.e. HKD42,100 per annum. The School will sponsor the tuition fee difference between MU and HKBU subject to students’ satisfactory academic performance, i.e. pass all subjects (to be reviewed annually).

HKBU non-local students will pay the MU tuition fee on a self-financing basis. In 2020-21, the MU tuition fee is USD23,646 (HK$183,300) per year. Please visit here.

Other Expenses

Apart from the tuition fee, enrolled students have to bear the costs of accommodation, living expenses and other associated costs of studying abroad. Students have to ensure that they have sufficient funds to cover the costs of their whole study period in the United States before enrolling in this programme.

Living Expenses (per year, subject to change) 15,932 123,500
Health Insurance (per year, subject to change) 2,227 17,300

Financial Support

The School will provide one-off travelling subsidies (economy fare) for each enrolled student of this programme.
(Subject to annual review)

Briefing Session

Briefing session video (12 Nov 2021)
Powerpoint slides

Application & Important Dates

Mid March

Programme Briefing

31.3. 2023

Application Close
Click here for the application form

Mid April

Conduct interview


Release of Year 1, Semester 2, 2022/23 GPA result

Jan 2024

Release of Year 2, Semester 1, 2023/24 GPA

May 2024

Release of Year 2, Semester 2, 2023/24 GPA

Aug 2024

Study at MU campus


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