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2021-2022 General Catalog 
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Communication Studies - MA, MS

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Communication Studies and Philosophy

The master’s degree in Communication Studies is a face-to-face program focused on understanding how communication in human interaction can build relationships that enact positive interpersonal, organizational, and social change. Graduates of this program will be able to apply their skills and disseminate their knowledge in ways that enable greater collaboration and cooperation in a variety of contexts, whether they enter the workforce upon graduation or enroll in a PhD program.

In addition to the application requirements listed on the School of Graduate Studies page, the following are required:

  • Resume
  • Scholarly writing sample
  • Application letter (1000 word-limit) addressing:
    • How the applicant’s academic and life experiences have prepared them for graduate work in communication studies
    • How the program’s focus on building relationships that enact positive interpersonal, organizational, and social change might assist the applicant with future plans
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2

The application deadline is February 15th.

This degree will:

  • enhance students’ personal career objectives by preparing them to advance in careers that highly value communication skills in managing conflict, building cooperative relationships and teams, and facilitating positive change.

  • train students to impart the knowledge they gain to others through teaching opportunities and community engagement.

Required Courses (33 credits)