Graduate Program

MA in Communication Program

The Department of Communication currently offers a Master of Arts degree in Communication. The program teaches theory, criticism, research, practice, and ethics in communication to prepare students for service in public and professional spheres, on local, national, and international levels. Students develop competencies to work in professional careers in areas such as business, law, education, media, government, social and human services, and technology. Graduates also pursue doctoral degrees in Communication and related fields.

Students construct programs based in communication theory and research, complemented with specialized seminars selected from a variety of areas including: rhetoric, organizational or interpersonal communication, media studies, and political communication. The program consists of 31 units of coursework including: core courses, graduate seminars, courses taken outside the department, and independent study courses. The culminating experience is a thesis, project, or comprehensive exam.

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