The Master of Arts (M.A.) graduate program in the Department of Communication is a comprehensive 30 unit program reflecting the history and breadth of the communication discipline. The graduate program reflects the diverse backgrounds and interests of the department faculty. The program also reflects the faculty’s commitment to a program that is grounded in the traditional as well as contemporary approaches to the study interaction.

The program is committed to providing a quality education to students in two broad categories: (1) students pursuing an advanced degree in preparation for further graduate study and/or for teaching in higher education and (2) students pursuing a graduate degree that will further equip them with knowledge and skills in applied communication studies.

Our degree program involves 30 units of intensive study focused on a range of communication contexts including: Communication Theory, Rhetorical Theory, Organizational Communication, Research Methods, Intercultural Communication, Instructional Communication, Environmental Communication, and Rhetorical Criticism.

Our unique curriculum offers a thesis, project, or comprehensive examination option to complete the Masters degree.