Communication and Composition, Master of Science (M.S.)

An inter-disciplinary program designed for individuals with an interest in teaching both communication (public speaking, interpersonal, small group, and forensics) AND composition at community colleges and technical colleges.

Program Highlights

  • Students complete graduate coursework in communication and composition theory and pedagogy.
  • Courses in the master's degree may double count for the Communication Education Graduate Certificate (Communication Studies) and the Teaching of Writing Graduate Certificate (English).

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Personal statement– 1-3 pages stating why you want to pursue a degree in communication studies, how this degree will advance your professional and personal goals, and why you want to study in our department.
  • A sole-authored writing sample demonstrating your ability to organize and compose a sound analysis using evidence and external sources (preferably a research or term paper of about 5-10 pages).
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge your academic potential.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Deepa Oommen
deepa.oommen@mnsu.edu
507-389-2367

Communication Studies Website