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M.A. Requirements

36 total credit hours

Thesis Track -

Core Requirements (6 credit hours):

COM 6001 Histories and Theories of Communication (3 credit hours) - This course must be taken the first time it is offered after the student is admitted to the graduate program.

COM 7325, Qualitative Methods or COM 7325, Critical Methods, depending on your interests (3 credit hours)

Additional Requirements (30 credit hours):

24 credit hours of elective coursework, 6 hours of which may consist of a course or courses from other departments within this or other universities (pending advisor approval)

SPC 6971, Thesis Hours (6 credit hours minimum)

Each student must also write and successfully defend a thesis.


Non-Thesis Track -

Core Requirements (3 credit hours):

COM 6001, Histories and Theories of Communication (3 credit hours) - This course must be taken the first time it is offered after the student is admitted to the graduate program.

Additional Requirements (33 credit hours):

33 credit hours of elective, 6 hours of which may consist of a course or courses from other departments within this or other universities (pending advisor approval)

Each student must also write and successfully defend comprehensive examinations.