M.A. in Communication (Thesis Track)

Requirements (30 credits)
CO-501Communication Theories for Professional Life3
CO-502Research Methods for Professional Life3
CO-503Graduate Foundations in Communication3
Capstone: Select Thesis or Project:
CO-691Communication Thesis Proposal3
or CO-693 Communication Project Proposal
CO-692Communication Thesis3
or CO-694 Communication Project
Electives
Select 15 credits in Communication (CO): 115
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Presentational Communication: Design and Delivery
Communication, Culture, and Community
Global Communication and Public Relations
Strategic Digital Communication
Public Relations and Fundraising for Nonprofits
Communication Ethics
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
Total Credits30
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a 2.75 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  2. 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.
  3. Personal essay of not more than 750 words that describes your preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study.
  4. 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.)
  5. Résumé.