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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, M.A.

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Program Description

The Master of Arts in Communication is an interdisciplinary degree focusing on Communication Studies and Mass Communication. Areas of emphasis within the degree include Communication and Culture, Communication Science, Media Studies, Digital Media, and Performance and Rhetorical Studies. Students enter this program with a variety of undergraduate degrees For a complete listing of all courses in the Department of Communication look under “Communication” (COMM), “Communication Studies” (CMST) and “Mass Communication” (MCOM).

Program Admission

In addition to the university requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants for admission to the Master of Arts in Communication degree program must meet at least two of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5;
  2. A minimum combined score of 750 on the GRE General Test (Verbal plus Quantitative);
  3. A combined score of 1875, determined by multiplying the total undergraduate grade-point average by the combined GRE General Test Scores (Verbal plus Quantitative).

Applicants who fail to meet the above standards may be admitted on conditional status as recommended by the Graduate Admission and Retention Committee of the Department of Communication in concert with the Dean of the Graduate School.

Program Requirements

Additional Information

The student’s plan of study is to be determined with the guidance of the student’s major professor.

Graduate Courses

Note: To receive graduate credit for a 4000-level course designated ‘For Undergraduate and Graduates,’ a student must be in graduate admission status at the time credit is earned in the course. Credit earned in undergraduate admission status cannot be changed to graduate credit.

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