Graduate Program

Graduate

MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Option in Communication

The Master of Arts degree program in Communication Studies, option in Communication is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of research methods and theories that explore the nature and functions of human symbolic communication in the areas of communication and rhetorical theory, interpersonal and organizational communication, strategic communication, public discourse, intercultural communication, and performance studies. The program requires that students select and develop an area of specialization.
Students have the unique opportunity to choose elective courses, with advisor approval. This enables students to pursue intellectual inquiries that interest them while gaining a broader understanding of the communication process.

APPLICATION PROCESS (UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT)

In applying to the Graduate Program in Communication Studies, 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 ensure both applications are submitted to the appropriate areas. 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.