Graduate Program

Eagle, 13 January 2009

Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Option in Communication

Communication Studies/MA program
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive/Los Angeles, CA  90032
Phone:  323-343-4200/Fax:  323-343-6467


Advanced learning in communications which may emphasize:
Rhetoric and communication theory**Intercultural environments
Business and corporate settings**Culture and performance studies
Task and social groups**Family and personal relationships

Graduate courses in Communication Studies (PDF)


In applying to the Graduate Program in Communication Studies (in either the Communication or the TVF Option), please remember that you must complete two applications: One to the university and one to the department (see links below). The university determines if you have met the minimum criteria. The Communication Studies Department decides if we would like you in our program. Please remember to submit both applications. If you are interested in being a GA or TA please make sure to fill out the GA and/or TA part of the Department application.

University application:

Domestic requirements: /univ/admiss/gradreq.htm
International requirements:
The application: /univ/admiss/open.php

Department and TA application:

Fall 2015 Graduate Program Application Form (plus TA and GA application) (PDF)

Admission to the Program

In addition to general university requirements for admission to graduate study, you must have a 3.0 grade point average in the last 90 quarter (60 semester) units of your undergraduate work. Call Department Office (323-343-4200) for review deadline dates.

Once accepted, a formal conference with an adviser is required to design a master's degree program suited to individual interests and goals.

Current Students

Degree Program Plan (PDF)
Graduate Student Handbook

Please see the University Catalog for more information.