Dec 05, 2021  
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication (Communication Studies), M.A.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

All faculty holding Regular or Associate graduate faculty status, must complete RCR training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments. All graduate students must complete the RCR training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments the first semester they are enrolled in graduate school. The RCR policy and training information are found on the Graduate School web page – 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 - click on the "Plans of Study" link.

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


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

Research Methods (9 hours)

CMS Electives (9 hours)

Thesis (6 hours)


*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.