M.A. in Communication with a Concentration in Strategic Public Relations and Social Media (Thesis Track)
|Requirements (30 credits)|
|CO-501||Communication Theories for Professional Life||3|
|CO-502||Research Methods for Professional Life||3|
|CO-503||Graduate Foundations in Communication||3|
|CO-504||Principles of Public Relations||3|
|CO-511||Strategic Digital Communication||3|
|CO-526||Advanced Public Relations Planning||3|
|Capstone: Select Thesis or Project:|
|CO-691||Communication Thesis Proposal||3|
|or CO-693||Communication Project Proposal|
|or CO-694||Communication Project|
|Select 6 credits of Communication (CO): 1||6|
|Presentational Communication: Design and Delivery|
|Communication, Culture, and Community|
|Global Communication and Public Relations|
|Public Relations and Fundraising for Nonprofits|
|Public Opinion and Media|
|Crisis and Issues Management|
|Global Media and New Technologies|
|Message Construction: Audio, Video and Web|
|Special Event Planning and Promotion|
|Graduate Internship in Communication|
Communication 500-Level Independent Study
An elective taken outside of Communication may be substituted.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a 2.75 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
- Two letters of recommendation. Letters from current or former professor recommended. If these are unavailable, letters may be sought from current colleagues, or a current or recent supervisor.
- Personal essay of not more than 750 words that describes your preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study.
- Digital and/or hard copy portfolio of select samples of work, including a writing sample, that demonstrates initiative and achievement in academic, professional, and/or community settings. (Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree the previous year must submit scores from the GRE.)