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About this course
An MA - Communication Studies candidate may specialize in one or more areas of communication study.
- Communication and culture
- Communication and instruction
- Communication theory
- Computer mediated communication
- Group communication
- Intercultural communication
- Interpersonal communication
- Language and meaning
- Nonverbal communication
- Organizational communication
- Performance Studies
- Public address and social movements
- Public deliberation and dialogue
- Reasoning and theory of argument
- Rhetorical theory and criticism
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's readiness for advanced academic study.
- Evidence of the applicant's success in his or her undergraduate major. Normally, this would entail showing a 3.0 average (on a 4.0 scale) in upper division courses in the applicant's major.
- Evidence of readiness for advanced study in communication studies as shown by either a bachelor's degree in the field or other appropriate course work.
- A personal statement (approximately 1000 words) addressing the candidate's reasons for wanting to pursue the MA in Communication Studies, her/his goals and expectations for graduate study, and her/his relevant professional and academic experience.
- A writing sample of approximately 3,000 words (not to exceed 4,000 words) that showcases both writing and research skills. The topic need not relate directly to the study of communication.
- Current GRE General Test Scores.