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. 

Program Highlights

  • 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.

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).
  • 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 August 1 May1
Spring Start December 1 October 1
Summer Start April 30 N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Deepa Oommen

Communication Studies Website