Communication Studies, Master of Arts (M.A.)
The Master of Arts program offers students the flexibility to advance into a professional/academic career or into a Ph.D. program.
- Students gain a strong foundation through core courses, such as Communication Theory and Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, and a variety of elective courses in areas such as intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, and communication pedagogy.
- Students conclude their program by undertaking 6 credits of thesis work.
- 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).
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge your academic potential.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants:
- TOEFL ibt score of 76 or an IELTS score of 6.0 on the academic administration of the exam
- Credential Evaluation prepared by a National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service member
|U.S. Citizens||International Applicants|
|Fall Start||August 1||May1|
|Spring Start||December 1||October 1|
|Summer Start||April 30||N/A|
Time to Completion: 2 years