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Communication, M.A.

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(Major Code: 06011) (SIMS Code: 661129)

In addition to meeting the requirements for the Master of Arts degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a minimum of 30 units in courses acceptable in master’s degree programs. At least 18 units of the total program must be in courses numbered 600-799. Approval of the graduate adviser is required for all courses numbered 500-599. Students may take up to three units of graduate coursework in departments other than the School of Communication or three units of special study. Students may petition a second course outside the School of Communication. Students may not repeat any course in their program of study without consent of the graduate adviser and instructor.

The M.A. in communication provides advanced study of language, interaction, and communication in relational, organizational, cultural, medical, and societal contexts. Individuals in this specialization explore communication as an interactive process across diverse social relationships, activities and contexts. Please see the School of Communication website for the most current information:

Students may elect Plan A (Thesis) by completing COMM 799A  (3 units) or Plan B (Comprehensive Examination) by completing three additional units of 600-700 level coursework in the School of Communication and pass the Comprehensive Examination in Communication.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . Students must satisfactorily complete at least 12 units of courses listed on the official program of study with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and be recommended by the graduate adviser.

Graduate Courses

The remaining 27 units of the program must include

Six Units

Selected with the approval of the graduate adviser. No more than three units may be taken as special study (COMM 798 ).

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