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2014-2015 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, M.A.


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(ACMST)

For an MA degree without a thesis, a minimum of 36 course credit hours is required. The student must pass a comprehensive final exam that consists of six hours of written exams and a one hour oral exam.

For an MA degree with a thesis, a minimum of 30 course credit hours and six thesis hours (CMST 8000 ) are required. The student must complete a written thesis and pass a one hour oral exam.

The curricular requirements are:


Required Core


Additional Courses


  • At least 2 more courses in CMST at the 7000 level (6)
  • At least 2 more courses in CMST at the 4000 or 7000 level (6)

Non Thesis or Thesis Option


Non Thesis Option


  • At least 4 more courses at the 4000 or 7000 level, in or out of CMST (12)

Thesis Option


36 (37) Total Credits


MA-Phd Fast Track Degree in Communication Studies


To qualify for the program, the student must complete the non-thesis MA degree in 1½ years, beginning the PhD sequence in the 2nd half of their 2nd year.

For MA curricular requirements please see above.
The PhD curricular requirements are:

Additional Courses in CMST


  • At least 2 more courses in emphasis at the 7000 level (6)
  • At least 1 more course in another area at 7000 level (3)
  • At least 2 more courses at the 4000 or 7000 level (6)

External Study Requirement:


  • At least 3 courses outside of CMST (9)

Additional Courses


  • At least 3 more courses in or out of CMST, at least 2 @ 7000 level (9)

Dissertation Research


72 (73) Total Credits


= 36 (37) credits
+ 36 MA credit

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