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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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:
- A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5
- Credential Evaluation prepared by a National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service member
|U.S. Based Applicants
Time to Completion: 2 years