Master's Program

The Department of Communication offers two tracks toward the M.A. degree: a Thesis Plan, and a Non-thesis Plan.

About the Master's Degree Program

The M.A. program in the Department of Communications gives students a choice between thesis and non-thesis tracks.


Each student, in consultation with his or her major professor and the M.A. committee, chooses either the thesis or non-thesis plan. Both plans require two years of study.

Master's Program Advising

Students in the Master's Program obtain advising services from their respective adviser and committee, as well as from the program's graduate adviser. Guidance on administrative procedures also can be obtained from the graduate coordinator.

Apply to the Master's Program

Prospective master's program students must submit their application online.