Department of Communication Studies

General Communication

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About the Program

This program is designed for students who

  1. Seek a diversified foundation in the communication discipline.
  2. Desire flexibility in pursuing doctorate degrees or administrative positions within organizations.

Non-Thesis Option

Required:

  • 33 hours of graduate level courses with at least 12 hours in courses numbered 200 or above.

Required Core (12 hours):

  • COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201) Introduction to Graduate Study and Research(3)
  • COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224) Communication Theory OR
  • COMMGRAD 6014/6016 (48E/P:224) Mass Communication Theory (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212) Seminar in Performance Studies (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222) Seminar in Communication OR
  • COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222) Mass Communication (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232) Seminar in Organization Communication (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282) Seminar in Communication Education (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236) Communication Research Methodology (3)

Electives (21 hours):

Research Paper and Comprehensive Exams:

  • Comprehensive Exams (no credit)
  • Research Paper (no credit)

 


 

Thesis Option

Required:

  • 30 hours of graduate level courses (includes thesis credit) with at least 9 hours in courses numbered 200 or above.

Required Core (18 hours):

 

  • COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201) Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224) Communication Theory (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6014/6016 (48E/P:224) Mass Communication Theory (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236) Communication Research Methodology (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212) Seminar in Performance Studies (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222) Seminar in Communication (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232) Seminar in Organization Communication (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282) Seminar in Communication Education (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222) Seminar in Mass Communication (3) OR
  • COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282) Seminar in Public Relations (3)
  • COMMGRAD 6299 (48C/E/P:299) Research (6)

Electives (12 hours):

Comprehensive Exams (no credit)


General Communication Program (21 hours of electives for non-thesis; 12 hours of electives for thesis)
COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212) Seminar in Performance Studies
COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222 Seminar in Communication
COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232) Seminar in Organizational Communication
COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236) Communication Research Methods (an additional section/s of this besides what is required)
COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244) Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251) Critical & Cultrual Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282) Seminar in Communication Education
COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222) Seminar in Mass Communication
COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224) Mass Communication Theory
COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282) Seminar in Public Relations
Other 6000 or 5000 electives, approved in consultation with an advisor & submitted through a MyUNIverse student request.