24 semester credit hours of coursework and a thesis, for which 6 semester hours are given. The final comprehensive examination will consist of an oral defense of the thesis and an oral defense of the program.
36 semester credit hours of coursework. The final comprehensive examination will consist of a written and oral defense of the program.
The Graduate Student Handbook contains other important and more detailed information regarding the program.
The following courses are required of all students in the program:
Thesis: select at least 9 hours from the following communication electives, and at least 9 hours from communication or other areas.
Non-thesis/Coursework Only: select at least 21 hours from the following communication electives and at least 9 hours from communication or other areas.
Choose from the following courses to meet degree requirements.
Other Electives: Up to 9 hours may be taken from the following:
In addition to the above, students may petition to take elective graduate courses in other departments; however, they must file a formal request with the graduate advisor who will present the petition to the Graduate Studies Committee for approval.