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Graduate Program

Graduate Requirements

All candidates for the master of arts degree in communication must also meet the following requirements:

  1.  A grade of "B" or better in each core course.
  2. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all course work applied towards the degree.
  3. Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive written and/or oral examination, to be taken during the student's last semester of enrollment, over the work covered in his or her degree program (see specific requirements of thesis and non-thesis options above). Any student who fails the comprehensive examination may, upon recommendation of the Graduate Adviser, be granted permission to take a second examination. Any student failing the second examination will be dropped from the program.
  4. Thesis students must submit a standard master's quality thesis involving original research and satisfactorily defend the thesis.