M.A. in Communication Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Nonthesis Option

Required Core
COM 501Theoretic Perspectives On Human Communication3
COM 502Communication Research Methods3
15 semester hours selected from departmental offerings15
Elective Courses
These courses are to be selected from other departments or from communication studies courses. A six-credit graduate internship (COM 598) may be elected upon successful completion of the required core.15
Total Credits Required36

Thesis Option

Required Core
COM 501Theoretic Perspectives On Human Communication3
COM 502Communication Research Methods3
COM 601Communication Studies Thesis I3
COM 602Communication Studies Thesis II3
15 semester hours selected from departmental offerings15
Elective Courses
These courses are to be selected from other departments or from communication studies courses.9
Total Credits Required 36

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