Communication Studies - Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts (M.A.) - Communication Studies

College of Humanities and Sciences

Degree Specific Credits:

Thesis: 33 (24 credits of coursework + 9 credits of Thesis (COMX 599))

Professional Paper: 36 (30 credits of coursework + 6 credits of Pro-Paper (COMX 593))

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • A full 70% or more of the student's required course work (excluding research and thesis credits) must be taken in COMX. Advisor permission is required to take courses outside of the department that may add to your program of study.

  • Students who did not earn an undergraduate major in communication may be required to take additional COMX coursework (not including thesis or pro-paper) to ensure sufficient knowledge of the discipline.

  • Students who did not complete a statistics course during their undergraduate career are required to take one during their first year in the program, and prior to or concurrent with enrollment in COMX 460. The credits for any undergraduate statistics course do not count toward the credit requirements for the MA.

Summary

Core Courses

9

Additional Requirements

14-21

Thesis or Professional Paper

9-6

Total Hours

33-36


Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete at least two of the following courses:

COMX 460

Research Methods

3

COMX 561

Qualitative Research Methods

3

COMX 555

Rhetorical Criticism and Theory

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Additional Courses

Complete at least 12 credit hours of other COMX courses at the 400 or 500 level.

A full 70% or more of the student's required course work (excluding research and thesis credits) must be at the 500-600 level. Advisor permission is required to take 400 level courses.