M.A. in Communication Studies

Communication Studies Courses
CM 7390Seminar in Professional Development: Quantitative Methods3
CM 8300Foundations in Communication Studies: Qualitative Methods3
CM 9300Foundations in Communication Theory3
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations outlined below:27
Communication Theory & Research
Communication Theory & Research -Thesis
Communication Studies
Communication Studies -Thesis
Media
Media - Thesis
Organizational Communications
Organizational Communications - Thesis
Public Relations
Public Relations - Thesis
Total Semester Hours36

Concentration: Communication Theory & Research

Communication Theory & Research Courses
Select five of the following:15
Survey of Critical Theory
Survey of Rhetl Criticism
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Rhetorical Theory
Survey of Critical Theory
Topics in Feminist Theory
Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.12
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Communication Theory & Research -Thesis

Communication Theory & Research - Thesis Courses
Select five of the following:15
Survey of Critical Theory
Survey of Rhetl Criticism
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Rhetorical Theory
Survey of Critical Theory
Topics in Feminist Theory
Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.6
Thesis
CM 8395Thesis3
CM 8396Project3
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Communication Studies

Communication Courses
Select five of the following:15
Publication Design and Layout
Electronic Publishing and Presentations I
Photojournalism
Electronic Publishing and Presentations II
Media Script Writing
Video Design and Production
Public Relations Writing and Campaigns
Grant Proposal Writing
Report Writing
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Business Communication
Applied Persuasion
Technical Writing
Graduate Colloquium
Communication Internship
Survey of Critical Theory
Topics in Critical and Interpretive Methods
Survey of Rhetl Criticism
Topics in Rhetorical Criticism
Survey of Film Criticism
CM 8323
Qualitative Methods in CommRes
CM 8334
Survey of Communication Theory
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Rhetorical Theory
Topics in Rhetorical Theory
Survey of Film Theory
Topics in Film Theory
The Law and Ethics of Mass Communication
Survey of Critical Theory
Topics in Critical Theory
Survey of Feminist Theory
Topics in Feminist Theory
Communication Studies Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.12
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Communication Studies -Thesis

Communication Thesis Courses
Select five of the following:15
Publication Design and Layout
Electronic Publishing and Presentations I
Photojournalism
Electronic Publishing and Presentations II
Media Script Writing
Video Design and Production
Public Relations Writing and Campaigns
Grant Proposal Writing
Report Writing
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Business Communication
Applied Persuasion
Technical Writing
Graduate Colloquium
Communication Internship
Survey of Critical Theory
Topics in Critical and Interpretive Methods
Survey of Rhetl Criticism
Topics in Rhetorical Criticism
Survey of Film Criticism
CM 8323
Qualitative Methods in CommRes
CM 8334
Survey of Communication Theory
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Rhetorical Theory
Topics in Rhetorical Theory
Survey of Film Theory
Topics in Film Theory
The Law and Ethics of Mass Communication
Survey of Critical Theory
Topics in Critical Theory
Survey of Feminist Theory
Topics in Feminist Theory
Communication Studies Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.6
Thesis
CM 8395Thesis3
CM 8396Project3
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Media

Media Courses
Select five of the following:15
Publication Design and Layout
Electronic Publishing and Presentations I
Photojournalism
Video Design and Production
Survey of Film Criticism
Survey of Film Theory
The Law and Ethics of Mass Communication
Computer Graphics
Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.12
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Media - Thesis

Media Thesis Courses
Select five of the following:15
Publication Design and Layout
Electronic Publishing and Presentations I
Photojournalism
Video Design and Production
Survey of Film Criticism
Survey of Film Theory
The Law and Ethics of Mass Communication
Computer Graphics
Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.6
Thesis
CM 8395Thesis3
CM 8396Project3
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Organizational Communications

Organizational Communications Courses
Select five of the following:15
Organizational Culture, Power, and Politics
Improving the Performance and Productivity of Teams
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Business Communication
Qualitative Methods in CommRes
CM 8334
Survey of Communication Theory
Topics in Communication Theory
Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.12
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Organizational Communications - Thesis

Organizational Communications Courses
Select five of the following:15
Organizational Culture, Power, and Politics
Improving the Performance and Productivity of Teams
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Business Communication
Qualitative Methods in CommRes
CM 8334
Survey of Communication Theory
Topics in Communication Theory
Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.6
Thesis
CM 8395Thesis3
CM 8396Project3
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Public Relations

Public Relations Required
Select five of the following:15
Electronic Publishing and Presentations I
Electronic Publishing and Presentations II
Media Script Writing
Video Design and Production
Public Relations Writing and Campaigns
Business Communication
Applied Persuasion
Technical Writing
Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director.12
Total Semester Hours27

Concentration: Public Relations - Thesis

Public Relations Required
Select five of the following:15
Electronic Publishing and Presentations I
Electronic Publishing and Presentations II
Media Script Writing
Video Design and Production
Public Relations Writing and Campaigns
Business Communication
Applied Persuasion
Technical Writing
Electives
Select any graduate level course with the exception of CM6000x.6
Thesis
CM 8395Thesis3
CM 8396Project3
Total Semester Hours27