The Department of Communication currently offers a Master of Arts degree in Communication. The program teaches theory, criticism, research, practice, and ethics in communication to prepare students for service in public and professional spheres, on local, national, and international levels. Students develop competencies to work in professional careers in areas such as business, law, education, media, government, social and human services, and technology. Graduates also pursue doctoral degrees in Communication and related fields.
Students construct programs based in communication theory and research, complemented with specialized seminars selected from a variety of areas including: rhetoric, organizational or interpersonal communication, media studies, and political communication. The program consists of 45 units of coursework including: core courses, graduate seminars, courses taken outside the department, and independent study courses. The culminating experience is a thesis, project, or comprehensive exam.
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The Master Program in Communication admits new students in the Fall quarter only. We encourage everyone interested to apply so we’ve created a simple two-step application process.
We want all of our students to succeed and excel in their academic interests. This section outlines the program requirements as well as the current curriculum.