Master of Arts in Communication Curriculum
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Master of Arts in Communication Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Communication requires 33 credit hours of approved graduate courses. You and your faculty advisor will design a  program of study based on your experiences and plans.

Two required courses:

  • CMM 650: Seminar in Communication (taken as early as possible in the degree program) (3 cr.)

  • CMM 655: Communication Research Methods (3 cr.)

Completion of an emphasis area (9 cr.)

  • Media

  • Human Communication Studies

  • Integrated communication

(You also may choose to design an individualized program in consultation with your advisor.)

Elective courses (12 cr.)

Selected from regular courses or special topics courses offered by the School of Communication or other graduate programs at the University.

Completion of the thesis or non-thesis option (6 cr.)

Thesis Option

  • CMM 790: Thesis Preparation

  • CMM 791: Thesis (6 cr.)

The thesis is an independent academic project directed by a faculty member.

Non-Thesis Option

  • Completion of two additional graduate courses (6 cr.)

  • Comprehensive examination.