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Graduate Catalog 2008-09


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College of Fine Arts and Communication


School of Communication


Linda G. Kean, Director, 102C Joyner East
Laura C. Prividera, Interim Associate Director and Graduate Studies Coordinator, 116 Joyner East

The School of Communication offers a master of arts in communication with an emphasis in health communication. Admission to this program requires that the applicant meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate School, as well as the School of Communication.

MA in Communication

The MA in communication prepares students for careers or advanced academic training in communication with an emphasis in health communication focusing on interpersonal communication and the media. The 30-hour program provides students with a thesis or non-thesis option.

  1. Core - 18 s.h.
    COMM 6000, 6030 - 6 s.h.
    COMM 6230 (required for health communication emphasis) - 3 s.h.
    Choose 9 s.h. from the following courses (required for the health communication emphasis) - 9 s.h.
    COMM 6210, 6220, 6221, 6224, 6240
  2. Options - 12 s.h.
    1. Thesis:
      COMM 7000 - 3-6 s.h.
      *Electives (COMM or related areas) - 6-9 s.h.
    2. Non-thesis:
      *Electives (COMM or related areas) - 12 s.h.
  3. Successful completion of comprehensive exams.
*Electives are chosen in consultation with the graduate program coordinator. Courses in related areas (outside of COMM) must be at the 5000 level or above. A maximum of 3 s.h. may be taken at the 5000 level.