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.
- 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).
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Applicants must have at least 30 semester hours in language, literature, communication studies, or related courses, with at least 20 credits in upper division courses.
- A 1-3 page statement of personal, educational, and professional goals that addresses applicant interest in both Communication Studies and Composition.
- 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.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants:
- TOEFL ibt score of 80 or an IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic administration of the exam
- Credential Evaluation prepared by a National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service member
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Time to Completion: 2 years
Graduate Coordinator Contact
Dr. Deepa Oommen