About this course
The Master’s degree program within the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Northwest offers a broad range of courses covering theories and research methodologies in the following areas:
- mass communication,
- interpersonal communication,
- organizational communication,
- performance studies,
- political communication,
- rhetoric and
- speech communication.
The program is highly flexible and allows each graduate student to plan his/her course of study in consultation with an academic advisor.
The program is designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals who live and work in northwest Indiana and who want to complete advanced, highly focused, courses of study in human communication. Scores of graduate students have successfully completed the program to qualify for career advancement to prepare for doctoral study, or to satisfy their own curiosity about the most fundamental human behaviors, communication.
The program is unique in northwest Indiana; no other university in this area has one. The courses leading to the Master of Arts in Communication degree are offered during evening hours because that’s when managers, teachers, account executives, and other information specialists have told us they can take courses.
The courses leading to the Master of Arts in Communication degree are scheduled so that it is possible – although it requires dedication and perseverance – to complete the degree program in two years.
- Application form
- Three letters of recommendation
- Applicant’s statement of purpose
- Two copies of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
- $55.00 application fee paid on-line when submitting application.
- The Graduate School accepts valid TOEFL scores earned through the paper-based test and Internet-based test. Institutional TOEFL scores (ITP) are not accepted. The minimum paper-based test score required for admission is 550. The minimum Internet-based test scores required for admission are the following:
- Writing 18
- Speaking 18
- Listening 14
- Reading 19
- Total 77