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Graduate Program

Degree Requirements

  • Coms 691 required in the first 12 semester hours of enrollment.  
  • Coms 630 required for students with assistantships during their first semester
  • Graduate students are required to take one class from each of the four areas.
  • The four areas are Interpersonal, Organizational and Persuasive Communication, Rhetorical Studies, Media Studies, and Journalism.
  • Research, communication education and internship does not count as one of the four areas.
  • Students must complete 36 semester hours
  • Students must complete a thesis or 9 hours of written examination

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