Sep 20, 2019  
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 of training information.

Plan of Study. Students must submit their signed, official Plan of Study Form to the Graduate School by the end of the first semester they are enrolled. The Plan of Study Forms are available at www.usm.edu/graduateschool/planofstudy.php - click on the "Plans of Study" link.

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

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. All candidates must submit a scholarly thesis, take an oral comprehensive exam and defend the thesis. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.

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