Communication Graduate Courses

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Degree Requirements for Full-Time Students

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The degree involves a two-year program of study that includes that following elements:

Coursework: Minimum of 33 total hours are required to graduate

  • 12 Credit Hours Required Communication Courses (4 required courses)
    • COMM7001 - Advanced Rhetorical Theory
    • COMM7041 - Empirical Communication Research Methods
    • COMM7042 - Qualitative and Rhetorical Research Methods
    • COMM7007 - Advanced Communication Theory
  • 12 Credit Hours Minimum of Communication Electives
  • 3 - 9 Thesis or Praxis Hours

Additional Specifications

  • To achieve full-time status, students must take 10 or more hours of graduate coursework per semester. Students receiving assistantships or scholarships must maintain a 12-hour course-load.
  • Full-time students are required to register for COMM8093 - Introduction to Graduate Studies during Fall and Spring semesters in the first year and COMM8094 - Academic and Professional Prep during Fall and Spring semesters of the second year.
  • All students complete either a Master's Thesis, an independently developed and executed research project, or a Praxis Research Project, an applied paper based on internship or other field experience. Students may register for 3 to 9 thesis or praxis hours with an advisor. The thesis or praxis research project may involve a variety of approaches and methods, including experimental, survey, observation/participation, fieldwork, or critical-textual.

Degree Requirements Part-Time Students

Courseweork: A minimum of 33 total credit hours are required to graduate

  • 12 Credit Hours Required Communication Courses (4 required courses)
    • COMM7001 - Advanced Rhetorical Theory
    • COMM7041 - Empirical Communication Research Methods
    • COMM7042 - Qualitative and Rhetorical Research Methods
    • COMM7007 - Advanced Communication Theory
  • 12 Credit Hours of Communication Electives
  • 3 - 9 Thesis or Praxis Hours

Additional Specifications

  • Part-time students may register for between three and nine hours per semester. They must complete the 33 hours of required coursework.
  • Part-Time students have seven years to complete the degree.
  • COMM8093 and COMM8094 do not count towards the degree and are not required for part-time students. Part-time students are welcome to enroll or attend on an ad hoc basis when there are helpful resources presented.
  • All students complete either a Master's Thesis, an independently developed and executed research project, or a Praxis Research Project, an applied study based on work or field experience. Students may register for 3 to 9 thesis or praxis hours with an advisor.

COURSEWORK in COMMUNICATION

Required Courses:

COMM 7007: Advanced Communication Theory
COMM 7001: Advanced Rhetorical Theory
COMM 7041: Empirical Communication Research Methods
COMM 7042: Qualitative and Rhetorical Research Methods

Example Elective Courses (offered on variable basis):

Organizational Communication and Strategic Comm/PR

COMM6008: Organizational Culture and Diversity
COMM8008: Advanced Survey in Organizational Communication
COMM8011: Seminar in Communication and Organizational Leadership
COMM8010: Seminar in Organizational Communication: Power and Politics
COMM7008: Seminar in Public Relations and Issue Management
COMM8012: Seminar in Organizational Discourse & Discourse Analysis

Health & Environmental Communication

COMM8067: Seminar in Environmental Communication
COMM8056: Seminar in Communication, Science, and Technology
COMM8058: Seminar in Risk Communication
COMM8068: Seminar in Health Communication: Provider-Patient &                                                                      Caregiver Communication
COMM8069: Seminar in Health Communication: Culture, Meaning, and Power

Mediated Communication

COMM7002: Mediated Communication and the Individual
COMM7003: Mediated Communication in Social Systems
COMM7004: Mediated Communication and Technology
COMM7005: Mediated Communication and Postmodern Culture
COMM8080: Seminar in Cultural Studies
COMM8088: Seminar in Visual Rhetoric and Visual Culture

Diversity, Globalization and Special Topics

COMM6005: Communication and Social Movements

COMM 6008 Organizational Diversity
COMM8025: Dialogue in Theory and Practice

COMM6043: Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory
COMM7025: Advanced Interpersonal Communication Research

COM 8057  Rhetoric and LGBTQ Life

COM 8057 African American Communication and Identities

Other Courses

COMM8093: Introduction to Graduate Studies
COMM8061: Directed Problems in Communication
COMM8092: Communication Teaching Practicum
COMM8091: Practicum in Communication
COMM9041: M.A. Thesis in Communication
COMM8062: Internship in Communication