May 17, 2022  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Communication, M.A.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the college graduate admission requirements , applicants to the communication program must have achieved an undergraduate degree in the area of specialization or have completed at least 18 college-level hours in the field. Students who do not meet this requirement will be required to take remedial course work which will be specified at the time of admission.

General Degree Requirements

All students in the program must complete

  1. COMM 6300 
  2. COMM 6305 
  3. one required theory course in the student’s major area:
  • All other course work should be selected in conjunction with the graduate advisor and members of their thesis or thesis committees as well as other professors in their areas of concentration.


More specifically, students will complete one of the following plans

Plan I: Thesis Option

Program Total: 30.0 Credit Hours

Plan II: Non-thesis Option

Students must complete 36 hours of course work plus three hours earned by taking the comprehensive examination. The student must complete at least 15 hours of approved graduate-level course work in an area of concentration within the School of Communication. The student may take six hours of approved graduate course work in a field outside the School of Communication and may take six hours of 4000-level course work with the approval of the graduate advisor. The student must take at least nine hours of approved course work in another graduate area of concentration inside the School of Communication. The student must pass a comprehensive examination in the final semester of the degree program.

Program Total: 36.0 Credit Hours

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