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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication (M.A.)


36 CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

Master of Arts in Communication, Plan A or B 

Plan A (Scholarly Thesis): Total 36 credit hours


  • Required Communication Graduate Core                  12 credit hours 
  • Communication Elective Courses                               12 credit hours 
  • Thesis                                                                           6 credit hours 
  • Supporting courses outside of communication             6 credit hours
     

Plan B (non-thesis): Total 36 credit hours


  • Required Communication Graduate Core                     12 credit hours
  • Communication Elective Courses                                  18 credit hours
  • Supporting courses outside of communication                6 credit hours

Degree requirements for areas of study:


 

Communication MA

 

Plan A
(Thesis)

 

Plan B 
(Course Work)

 

Core courses
Communication Elective Courses
Thesis or Project Research
Supporting courses(outside communication)

 

12 credit hours
12 credit hours1
  6 credit hours 
  6 credit hours

 

 12 credit hours
 18 credit hours2
  N.A.
   6 credit hours

 

Thesis
Project
Comprehensive Written Exam

Oral Defense

 

  Yes
  No
  No

  Yes

 

  No
  No
  Yes

  Yes

 

1 at least 3 elective credit hours must be taken in each academic department
2 at least 6 elective credit hours must be taken in each academic department