Graduate Programs in Communication Studies

The Department of Communication offers a Master of Arts degree in communication studies. In consultation with faculty advisors, students may design individualized programs of study suited to their academic needs and interests.

Graduate course work available:

Attractive features of our program include forensics activities, media production facilities, communication research lab and teaching assistantships.

Degree Requirements

  • Coms 691 required in the first 12 semester hours of enrollment.  
  • Coms 630 required for students with assistantships during their first semester.
  • Graduate students are required to take one class from each of the four areas (does not include research, communication education or internship).
  • Students must complete 36 semester hours.
  • Students must complete a thesis or 9 hours of written examination.
  • It is not recommended for students to graduate in fewer than four semesters. It is possible to do so, but it requires an enormous time commitment.