Degree Requirements, Communication Studies
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Master of Arts
With the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee and the graduate dean, work toward the major may be divided among two or more areas in communication. To be counted toward the degree, all coursework in the major must be at the graduate level and must be completed with a grade of at least B.
Student's in the traditional (Option I) master's degree program receive training in interpersonal communication, organizational communication and technology, and rhetoric, language and political communication. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework, including a thesis, or a minimum of 33 semester hours, including a report.
Students in the Option III master's degree program with a specialization in Strategic Communication must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours; no report or thesis is required. All courses required to complete the Option III program are offered in alignment with university policies governing the delivery of non-formula-funded (Option III) degree programs.
Doctor of Philosophy
With the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee and the graduate dean, work toward the major may be divided among two or more areas in communication. To be counted toward the degree, all coursework in the major must be at the graduate level and must be completed with a grade of at least B. Doctoral students normally complete all requirements in four or five years of graduate study. Individual study programs must be arranged in consultation with the graduate advisor.
Dual Degree Programs
The Department of Communication Studies offers the following dual degree programs in cooperation with other divisions of the University. More information is available from the graduate advisor in each program.
|Master of Business Administration
|Latin American studies
|Master of Arts
|Master of Public Affairs