Course Requirements

Requirements for the MA in communication are:

1. Communication core, 12 hours:
   COMS 620 Communication Research Methods
   COMS 636 Seminar in Communication Theory
   COMS 687 Principles of Rhetorical Criticism
  COMS 621 Qualitative Research Methods (recommended)

2. Selection, 24 hours:

Students may choose to select courses in one or two areas of concentration. 12-15 hours is required for each concentration. 6 hours of thesis may be taken as part of concentrations a-c. Courses from other departments must be approved by the graduate advisor.

a. Organizational communication emphasis:
   COMS 508 Crisis Communication
   COMS 521 Leadership and Communication
   COMS 543 Business and Professional Communication
   COMS 583 Communication in Multi-National Organizations
   COMS 585 Organizational Communication
   COMS 586 Training and Development
   COMS 642 Seminar in Communication: Interviewing
   COMS 685 Seminar in Organizational Communication
   COMS 686 Communication Consulting and Assessment

b. Interpersonal-intercultural communication emphasis:
   COMS 536 Nonverbal Communication
   COMS 545 Intercultural Communication
   COMS 550 Gender Communication
   COMS 576 Family Communication
   COMS 583 Communication in Multi-National Organizations
   COMS 641 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
   COMS 675 Seminar: Persuasion and Social Change
   COMS 683 Cultural Case Studies

c. Persuasion and public advocacy emphasis:
   COMS 508 Crisis Communication
   COMS 515 Political Communication
   COMS 521 Leadership and Communication
   COMS 575 Persuasion and Attitude Change
   COMS 591 Rhetorical Theory
   COMS 675 Seminar: Persuasion and Social Change

3. Comprehensive exam or thesis defense

 

Application Deadline:
 Fall 2014
  • August 15, 2014

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