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 Graduate College

Communication Studies (MA)

Department of Communication Studies

www.uni.edu/commstudies/graduate-program
326 Lang Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0139

Head: Christopher R. Martin, Interim Department Head
Phone: (319) 273-6118
E-mail: christopher.martin@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Tom Hall
Phone: (319) 273-7159
E-mail: tom.hall@uni.edu


Read the UNI Catalog description:

Detailed information on the major, including directions for procedures to follow for applying, in planning a program, and requesting assignment of an advisor, may be obtained from the Head of the Department of Communication Studies, the Director of Graduate Studies, or on the department’s Web page at the following address: www.uni.edu/commstudies/graduate-program.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed.  No exceptions will be made. 

A student may seek a General Communication program or specialize in Communication Education, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, or Public Relations. The major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30 semester hours for the thesis option and 33 hours for the non-thesis option are required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option, including 6 hours of thesis credit. A minimum of 12 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

A student is required to successfully complete either a research project (non-thesis option) or thesis. Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

Of the 30 or 33 hours required:

  • 20 hours of course work in Communication Studies (no more than 10 hours outside the department and/or by transfer).
  • No more than 6 hours of independent work: readings, projects, or specialized individual instruction.
  • No more than 3 hours of workshop credit.

Communication Education Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core

COMM 4411/5411 (48C:122g)

Language and Communication

3

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)

Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

3

Electives (select 18 hours from the following):

18

POSTSEC 6256 (170:256)

The Two-Year College

COMM 4111/5111 (48C:131g)

Group Communication Theory and Analysis

COMM 4134/5134 (48C:134g)

Organizational Cultures and Communication

COMM 4211/5211 (48C:123g)

Rhetoric and Civic Culture

COMM 4311/5311 (48C:121g)

Nonverbal Communication

COMM 4316/5316 (48C:136g)

Mediation Theory and Process

COMM 4322/5322 (48C:144g)

Advanced Interpersonal Communication

COMM 4333/5333 (48C:148g)

Communication and Conflict Management

COMM 4344/5344 (48C:151g)

Intercultural Communication

COMM 4346/5346 (48C:153g)

Gender Issues in Communication

COMM 4347/5347 (48C:142g)

Family Communication

COMM 4355/5355 (48C:141g)

Listening

COMM 4411/5411 (48C:122g)

Language and Communication

COMM 4544/5544 (48C:120g)

Technology and Human Communication

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244)

Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

Total Hours

33

 Thesis Option

Required Core:

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)

Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

3

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)

Research

6

Electives (select 12 hours from the following):

12

POSTSEC 6256 (170:256)

The Two-Year College

COMM 4111/5111 (48C:131g)

Group Communication Theory and Analysis

COMM 4134/5134 (48C:134g)

Organizational Cultures and Communication

COMM 4211/5211 (48C:123g)

Rhetoric and Civic Culture

COMM 4311/5311 (48C:121g)

Nonverbal Communication

COMM 4316/5316 (48C:136g)

Mediation Theory and Process

COMM 4322/5322 (48C:144g)

Advanced Interpersonal Communication

COMM 4333/5333 (48C:148g)

Communication and Conflict Management

COMM 4344/5344 (48C:151g)

Intercultural Communication

COMM 4346/5346 (48C:153g)

Gender Issues in Communication

COMM 4347/5347 (48C:142g)

Family Communication

COMM 4355/5355 (48C:141g)

Listening

COMM 4411/5411 (48C:122g)

Language and Communication

COMM 4544/5544 (48C:120g)

Technology and Human Communication

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244)

Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

Total Hours

30

General Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core:

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018

Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

Select one of the following 200/6000-level seminars:

3

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations (6 hrs.)

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

Electives (select 21 hours from the following):

21

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224)

Mass Communication Theory

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology (an additional section/s of this besides what is required))

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244)

Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

Other 200/6000-level or 100g/5000-level (approved through MyUniverse student request)

Total Hours

33

Thesis Option

Required Core

18

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018

Communication Theory

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

Select one of the following 200/6000-level semiars:

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)

Research (6 hrs.)

Electives (select 12 hours from the following):

12

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224)

Mass Communication Theory

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology (an additional section/s of this besides what is required.)

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations *

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244)

Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

Other 200/6000-level or 100g/5000-level (approved by advisor and submitted through student request)

Total Hours

30

*

 First seminar course/topic counts toward core requirement, additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Mass Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6016/6018

Mass Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6046/6048

Seminar in Mass Communication

3

Electives (select 21 hours from the following):

21

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMM EM 4600/5600 (48E:166g)

Selected Topics in Electronic Media

COMM EM 4611/5611 (48E:139g)

Electronic Media Industries: (Topic)

COMM EM 4616/5616 (48E:141g)

Electronic Media: Processes and Effects

COMM EM 4633/5633 (48E:123g)

Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)

COMM EM 4636/5636 (48E:132g)

Electronic Media: Law and Policy

COMM EM 4646/5646 (48E:121g)

Electronic Media and Culture

COMM EM 4647/5647 (48E:161g)

Communication Technologies

COMM EM 4655/5655 (48E:131g)

Electronic Media: Audience Analysis

COMM EM 4656/5656 (48E:134g)

Electronic Media Management

COMM EM 6285 (Readings)

COMM EM 6286 (Studies in)

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)

COMMGRAD 6900 (48C:292,48E:292,48P:292)

Graduate Internship

COMM J 4711/5711 (48J:121g)

History of Mass Communication

COMM J 4715/5715 (48J:178g)

Specialized Reporting: (Topics)

COMM J 4735/5735 (48J:171g)

Advanced Reporting

COMM J 4743/5743 (48J:132g)

Mass Communication Law and Ethics

COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g)

Global Mass Communication Systems

COMM J 4765/5765 (48J:176g)

Feature Writing

COMM PR 3844/5844 (48P:184g)

Public Relations: Integrated Communications

COMM PR 4811/5811 (48P:188g)

Public Relations: Cases and Studies

COMM PR 4822/5822 (48P:170g)

Global Public Relations

COMM PR 4855/5855 (48P:182g)

Public Relations Campaign Methods

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

Total Hours

33

*

First seminar course/topic counts toward core requirement, additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

 Thesis Option

Required Core

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6016/6018

Mass Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6046/6048

Seminar in Mass Communication

3

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)

Research (6 hrs.)

6

Select 12 hours of electives from the following: *

12

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMM EM 4600/5600 (48E:166g)

Selected Topics in Electronic Media

COMM EM 4611/5611 (48E:139g)

Electronic Media Industries: (Topic)

COMM EM 4616/5616 (48E:141g)

Electronic Media: Processes and Effects

COMM EM 4633/5633 (48E:123g)

Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)

COMM EM 4636/5636 (48E:132g)

Electronic Media: Law and Policy

COMM EM 4646/5646 (48E:121g)

Electronic Media and Culture

COMM EM 4647/5647 (48E:161g)

Communication Technologies

COMM EM 4655/5655 (48E:131g)

Electronic Media: Audience Analysis

COMM EM 4656/5656 (48E:134g)

Electronic Media Management

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)

COMM EM 6285 (Readings)

COMM EM 6286 (Studies in)

COMMGRAD 6900 (48C:292,48E:292,48P:292)

Graduate Internship

COMM J 4711/5711 (48J:121g)

History of Mass Communication

COMM J 4743/5743 (48J:132g)

Mass Communication Law and Ethics

COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g)

Global Mass Communication Systems

COMM J 4735/5735 (48J:171g)

Advanced Reporting

COMM J 4765/5765 (48J:176g)

Feature Writing

COMM J 4715/5715 (48J:178g)

Specialized Reporting: (Topics)

COMM PR 3844/5844 (48P:184g)

Public Relations: Integrated Communications

COMM PR 4811/5811 (48P:188g)

Public Relations: Cases and Studies

COMM PR 4822/5822 (48P:170g)

Global Public Relations

COMM PR 4855/5855 (48P:182g)

Public Relations Campaign Methods

Total Hours

30

*

First seminar course/topic counts toward core requirement, additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Organizational Communication Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018

Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication (6 hrs.)

6

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

3

Department Electives (select 15 hours from the following): *

15

COMM 4116/5116 (48C:138g)

Health Communication

COMM 4134/5134 (48C:134g)

Organizational Cultures and Communication

COMM 4155/5155 (48C:135g)

Organizational Communication Assessment

COMM 4333/5333 (48C:148g)

Communication and Conflict Management

COMM 4344/5344 (48C:151g)

Intercultural Communication

COMM 4346/5346 (48C:153g)

Gender Issues in Communication

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

Total Hours

33

*

With no more than 6 hours taken outside the department. First and second seminar course/topics count toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topics count as electives.

Elective courses outside the department may also be taken with advisor approval (e.g., courses in business, education, sociology, psychology, etc.) and submitted through a student request on MyUNIverse.

Thesis Option

Required Core

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018

Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

6

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

3

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)

Research

6

Electives (select 6 hours from the following): *

6

COMM 4116/5116 (48C:138g)

Health Communication

COMM 4134/5134 (48C:134g)

Organizational Cultures and Communication

COMM 4155/5155 (48C:135g)

Organizational Communication Assessment

COMM 4333/5333 (48C:148g)

Communication and Conflict Management

COMM 4344/5344 (48C:151g)

Intercultural Communication

COMM 4346/5346 (48C:153g)

Gender Issues in Communication

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

Total Hours

30

*

With no more than 3 hours taken outside the department.  First and second courses/topics count toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Elective courses outside the department may also be taken with advisor approval (e.g., courses in business, education, sociology, psychology, etc.) and submitted through a student request on MyUNIverse.

Performance Studies Emphasis 

Non-thesis Option

Required Core

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018

Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

3

Electives (select 21 hours from the following): *

21

COMM 4344/5344 (48C:151g)

Intercultural Communication

COMM 4346/5346 (48C:153g)

Gender Issues in Communication

COMM 4411/5411 (48C:122g)

Language and Communication

COMM 4444/5444 (48C:155g)

Communication, Community, and Change

COMM 4446/5446 (48C:113g)

Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric

COMM 4447/5447 (48C:108g)

Performance and Social Change

COMM 4448/5448 (48C:110g)

Cultural Performance

COMM 4490/5490 (48C:117g)

Interpreters Theatre Production

COMM 4544/5544 (48C:120g)

Technology and Human Communication

COMM 4909/5909 (48C:119g)

Readings in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244)

Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

COMM EM 4616/5616 (48E:141g)

Electronic Media: Processes and Effects

COMM EM 4633/5633 (48E:123g)

Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)

COMM EM 4646/5646 (48E:121g)

Electronic Media and Culture

COMM EM 4647/5647 (48E:161g)

Communication Technologies

COMM EM 4655/5655 (48E:131g)

Electronic Media: Audience Analysis

THEATRE 3125/5125 (490:127g)

Acting Studio

THEATRE 3180/5180 (490:155g)

Theatre Management

THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g)

Playwriting

ENGLISH 4715/5715 (620:108g)

Craft of Poetry

ENGLISH 4725/5725 (620:109g)

Craft of Fiction

ENGLISH 4740/5740 (620:174g)

Poetry Workshop

ENGLISH 4750/5750 (620:175g)

Fiction Workshop

Total Hours

33

*

With no more than 9 hours taken outside the department.

Thesis Option:

Required Core

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018

Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

3

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)

Research (6 hrs.)

6

Electives (select 12 hours from the following):

12

COMM 4344/5344 (48C:151g)

Intercultural Communication

COMM 4346/5346 (48C:153g)

Gender Issues in Communication

COMM 4411/5411 (48C:122g)

Language and Communication

COMM 4444/5444 (48C:155g)

Communication, Community, and Change

COMM 4446/5446 (48C:113g)

Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric

COMM 4447/5447 (48C:108g)

Performance and Social Change

COMM 4448/5448 (48C:110g)

Cultural Performance

COMM 4490/5490 (48C:117g)

Interpreters Theatre Production

COMM 4544/5544 (48C:120g)

Technology and Human Communication

COMM 4909/5909 (48C:119g)

Readings in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244)

Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

COMM EM 4616/5616 (48E:141g)

Electronic Media: Processes and Effects

COMM EM 4633/5633 (48E:123g)

Electronic Media Criticism: (Topic)

COMM EM 4646/5646 (48E:121g)

Electronic Media and Culture

COMM EM 4647/5647 (48E:161g)

Communication Technologies

COMM EM 4655/5655 (48E:131g)

Electronic Media: Audience Analysis

THEATRE 3125/5125 (490:127g)

Acting Studio

THEATRE 3180/5180 (490:155g)

Theatre Management

THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g)

Playwriting

ENGLISH 4715/5715 (620:108g)

Craft of Poetry

ENGLISH 4725/5725 (620:109g)

Craft of Fiction

ENGLISH 4740/5740 (620:174g)

Poetry Workshop

ENGLISH 4750/5750 (620:175g)

Fiction Workshop

Total Hours

30

*

With no more than 9 hours taken outside the department.


Public Relations Emphasis

Non-thesis Option

Required Core

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011/6016/6018

Communication Theory

3

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

3

COMM PR 3844/5844 (48P:184g)

Public Relations: Integrated Communications

3

Electives (select 18 hours from the following):

18

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244)

Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6045 (48C:282)

Seminar in Communication Education

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

COMMGRAD 6048 (48P:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)

COMMGRAD 6285 (Readings)

COMMGRAD 6286 (Studies in)

COMMGRAD 6900 (48C:292,48E:292,48P:292)

Graduate Internship

COMM 3000/5000 (48C:166g)

Selected Topics in Communication

COMM EM 4600/5600 (48E:166g)

Selected Topics in Electronic Media

COMM J 4711/5711 (48J:121g)

History of Mass Communication

COMM J 4715/5715 (48J:178g)

Specialized Reporting: (Topics)

COMM J 4735/5735 (48J:171g)

Advanced Reporting

COMM J 4743/5743 (48J:132g)

Mass Communication Law and Ethics

COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g)

Global Mass Communication Systems

COMM J 4765/5765 (48J:176g)

Feature Writing

COMM PR 4811/5811 (48P:188g)

Public Relations: Cases and Studies

COMM PR 4822/5822 (48P:170g)

Global Public Relations

COMM PR 4855/5855 (48P:182g)

Public Relations Campaign Methods

Total Hours

33

*

First seminar course/topic can count toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives.

Thesis Option

Required Core

COMMGRAD 6001 (48C:201,48E:201,48P:201)

Introduction to Graduate Study and Research

3

COMMGRAD 6011 (48C:224)

Communication Theory

3

or COMMGRAD 6016 (48E:224)

Mass Communication Theory

or COMMGRAD 6018 (48P:224)

Mass Communication Theory

COMMGRAD 6022 (48C:236)

Communication Research Methodology

3

COMMGRAD 6027 (48P:282)

Seminar in Public Relations

3

COMMGRAD 6299 (48C:299,48E:299,48P:299)

Research (6 hrs.)

6

COMM PR 3844/5844 (48P:184g)

Public Relations: Integrated Communications

3

Electives (select 9 hours from the following): *

9

COMMGRAD 6014 (48C:251)

Critical and Cultural Studies in Communication

COMMGRAD 6041 (48C:232)

Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMMGRAD 6042 (48C:222)

Seminar in Communication

COMMGRAD 6043 (48C:244)

Interpersonal Communication

COMMGRAD 6044 (48C:212)

Seminar in Performance Studies

COMMGRAD 6046 (48E:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication

COMMGRAD 6048 (48P:222)

Seminar in Mass Communication (first course/topic counts toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives)

COMMGRAD 6285 (Readings)

COMMGRAD 6286 (Studies in)

COMMGRAD 6900 (48C:292,48E:292,48P:292)

Graduate Internship

COMM J 4711/5711 (48J:121g)

History of Mass Communication

COMM J 4715/5715 (48J:178g)

Specialized Reporting: (Topics)

COMM J 4735/5735 (48J:171g)

Advanced Reporting

COMM J 4743/5743 (48J:132g)

Mass Communication Law and Ethics

COMM J 4754/5754 (48J:151g)

Global Mass Communication Systems

COMM J 4765/5765 (48J:176g)

Feature Writing

COMM PR 4811/5811 (48P:188g)

Public Relations: Cases and Studies

COMM PR 4822/5822 (48P:170g)

Global Public Relations

COMM PR 4855/5855 (48P:182g)

Public Relations Campaign Methods

Total Hours

30

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First seminar course/topic can count toward core requirement; additional course(s)/topic(s) count as electives