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.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university 
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or better in overall undergraduate studies
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work
  • A statement of personal, educational, and professional goals 
  • An original, sole-authored writing sample demonstrating research, sound analysis, organization, and evidence 
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to judge your academic competence in communication
  • Resume
  • Probationary status may be provided for applicants with an undergraduate degree whose GPA is below admission standards under the following conditions:
    • Acceptable performance on the GRE and/or acceptance of a student petition and contingency of adherence to contract terms formulated by graduate faculty

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start August 1 May1
Spring Start December 1 September 1
Summer Start April 30 N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Justin Rudnick

Communication Studies Website