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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Communication (Communication Studies), M.A.


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Research and Scholarly Integrity Education

All faculty holding Regular or Associate graduate faculty status must complete CITI training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments. All graduate students must complete the CITI training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments the first semester they are enrolled in graduate school. The RSIE policy and training information are found on the Graduate School web page – www.usm.edu/graduate-school. Contact the Dean of the Graduate School if you have any questions regarding the policy or training information.

Continuous Enrollment Requirement: Students must meet the requirement specified in the front section of this Bulletin.

Emphasis Areas: Students may choose between two tracks of study. The thesis option requires a scholarly thesis and a defense of the thesis. The applied communication track requires a major project that culminates in a portfolio demonstration of the effects, application of theory, or concepts. Students are required to defend the portfolio.

Requirements


All students pursuing this program in Communication must complete the following requirements:

Research Methods (9 hours)


CMS Electives (9 hours)


Thesis (6 hours)


Note:


*The research methods electives will be chosen from CMS 721 , CMS 722 , REF 602 , REF 761 .

A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours must be completed, including thesis credit. At least eighteen (18) of these hours must be numbered 600 and above. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.

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