Graduate Degrees and Programs: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Master of Arts in Communication
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.
All students in the program must complete COMM 6300 and COMM 6302.All other course work should be selected in conjunction with the graduate advisor.
Plan I: Thesis Option
Students electing this option must complete 24 hours of course work plus six hours of thesis credit. The student may take no more than six hours of approved graduate course work in a field outside the area of concentration and may take three hours of 4000-level course work with the approval of the graduate advisor.
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.
Catalog Publish Date: January 14, 2013
This Page Last Updated: October 16, 2012