The College of Media & Communication offers both the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Students seeking admission to the graduate program should consult the college’s associate dean of graduate studies before enrolling in any courses.
Upon entering the college’s program, graduate majors may be required to take undergraduate or graduate leveling work. This requirement will depend on the student’s prior academic or professional experience in mass communications. Leveling courses must be taken in addition to the graduate-hour requirements noted in the program options above. Students should consult the college’s associate dean of graduate studies regarding these requirements.
Department of Communication Studies
The graduate program for the master’s degree in communication studies requires a minimum of 33 semester hours. The thesis option requires a minimum of 27 hours of coursework, 6 hours of thesis, and an oral defense. A non-thesis option requires a minimum of 33 hours of coursework, a written comprehensive exam, and an oral defense. Required courses are COMS 5300 , COMS 5301 , COMS 5305 , COMS 5306 , and COMS 5307 .
Program Offerings & Course Descriptions
CoursesAdvertising (Graduate Courses)Communication Studies (Graduate Courses)Electronic Media and Communications (Graduate Courses)Journalism (Graduate Courses)Mass Communication (Graduate Courses)Photography (Graduate Courses)Public Relations (Graduate Courses)