Communication Studies, Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science degree is typically sought by students interested in gaining knowledge directly applicable to a specific career path. Students usually plan a career in business or industry upon graduation.

Program Highlights

  • Students take courses in areas such as communication theory, research methods, organizational communication and conflict management, and culture and relationships.
  • Students conclude their program by undertaking an internship or an Alternate Plan Paper.

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
deepa.oommen@mnsu.edu
507-389-2367

Communication Studies Website