Communication, Master of Arts

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 32

Program Code: M210 Q131

Thesis Option

Required Courses
COMM 5013Introduction to Graduate Study3
COMM 5980Research for Master's Thesis4
Core Courses
Choose one of the following:3
Quantitative Research Methods
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Electives
Choose 20 hours in consultation with the student's advisor and committee20
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
COMM 5013Introduction to Graduate Study3
Core Courses
Choose one of the following:3
Quantitative Research Methods
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Electives
Choose 26 hours in consultation with the student's advisor and committee26
Total Credit Hours32

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.