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M.A. in Communication

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Part-Time Course Option

The part-time option for the M.A. in Communication is entirely online, allowing students to complete the degree in two years. Part-time students enroll in two intensive eight-week courses in the fall & spring semesters, and one course during the summer session. Comprehensive exams are scheduled in December and August after successful completion of 30 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Those writing a thesis can generally complete and defend their work during the second summer of their studies. Read detailed descriptions on our courses page.

Course Schedule

Fall I Spring I
COMG 500 - Communication Theory COMG 502 - Persuasion
COMG 501 - Research Strategies & Methods COMG 503 - Media Relations
Summer I  
COMG 621 - Leadership Communication  
Fall II Spring II
COMG 600 - Organizational Communication COMG 620 - The Role of Communication in Conflict and Negotiation
COMG 601 - Interpersonal Communication MPA 530 - Managing Organizational Change
Summer II  
COMG 602 - Seminar in Communication OR  
COMG 700 - Thesis*  

*Students wishing to pursue a thesis must notify the M.A. program director of their intent to apply for this option by October 1 of their first year.