Master of Arts in Communication
The Master of Arts in Communication is a "generalist" (non-specialized) degree with two options: thesis and non-thesis.
Requirements for Admission
- General admission to graduate study.
- GRE score multiplied by undergraduate cumulative GPA must meet or exceed 2100 (a minimum of 650 on the GRE verbal and quantitative sections.)
- Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in communication or a closely related field. Undergraduate courses may be required in cases where the undergraduate degree is deemed too far afield.
- GRE and TOEFL (for students who speak English as a foreign language) must be completed prior to admission to the program. Minimum TOEFL score of 525.
- Application materials must be received no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester for which admission is requested. All materials must be received by March 1st in order to be considered for unconditional admission.
At the end of each fall and spring term, students planning to graduate that term or during the summer must sit for a written examination and oral interview. The written exam is a one-day, in-house test composed of questions provided by members of the student's graduate committee. The oral component is a follow-up to the written test, and provides students the opportunity to clarify and extend what was written, as well as a chance to discuss program strengths and weaknesses with committee members. A graduate student handbook for the Communication MA will be provided to each student upon admission, detailing the process for the exit examination and composition of committees.
Requirements for the Degree
- Satisfy general degree requirements.
- Must be unconditionally admitted.