To pursue the Master of Science in Communication Studies, a student must have a bachelor’s degree, including at least 15 hours in communication studies and nine hours in related areas.
The graduate major consists of 36 credit hours, including two basic plans.
The non-thesis plan includes 36 hours of coursework. A student electing this option must successfully complete oral and written comprehensive examinations as specified by the graduate committee.
The thesis plan includes 30 hours of coursework and six hours of thesis. A student electing this option must successfully complete the thesis and satisfactorily pass an oral defense of the thesis.
General Information about Plan I and II
At least 24 hours of a student’s program must be at the 60000 level. With special permission from the graduate coordinator, students may take up to six hours outside the department.
|COMM 60173||Communication Research Methods||
|COMM 60183||Communication Theory||
|COMM 60193||Advanced Research Methods in Communication Studies||