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Graduate Catalog 2012-13

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College of Fine Arts and Communication

School of Communication

Linda G. Kean, Director, 102 Joyner East
Laura C. Prividera, Associate Director and Graduate Program Director, 102 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, 6226, 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 or thesis.
*Electives are chosen in consultation with the graduate program director. 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.