MA Degree Requirements
A minimum of 30 semester hours in communication is required. 24 hours of course work numbered 5300-5390 and 6 hours of thesis (5398,5399) credit, and the submission of a thesis approved by the graduate faculty.
A minimum of 36 semester hours in communication is required. One course should be COMM 5350 (Directed Study), so that the student can complete a required graduate project that is approved by the student's project committee.
Research Core Courses:
The core research courses are required for both the thesis and non-thesis options: 5300, 5310 and 5311.
An oral examination by the graduate faculty will be required for both the thesis and non-thesis options (thesis proposal and final thesis defense or project defense).
Other Departmental Courses for Graduate Credit:
With the approval of the graduate advisor, up to 6 hours of credit may be selected from other departments who have designated graduate coursework.
The Department does not offer undergraduate courses for graduate credit.