Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 credits in addition to and as part of the regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation are normally required to take qualifying course(s) as deemed appropriate by the program. Credits allowed for previous graduate work must be determined by the department and the university prior to entry to the program.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Communication Studies Courses page for course descriptions.
credits chosen from one of the following options:
Media Studies MA Thesis (Option I)
Media Studies MA Courses (Option II)
Media Studies MA Research-Creation Thesis (Option III)
credits of Required Courses:
• COMS 600 Communication Theory (3.00) • COMS 605 Media Research Methods I (3.00) • COMS 610 Media Studies Seminar (3.00) • COMS 694 Thesis/Research-Creation Thesis Proposal (3.00)
• COMS 695 Thesis (21.00)
• COMS 600 Communication Theory (3.00) • COMS 605 Media Research Methods I (3.00) • COMS 610 Media Studies Seminar (3.00)
• COMS 697 Research-Creation Thesis (21.00)
• COMS 698 Major Research Paper (15.00)
Students may enter one of the four options Media Studies MA Thesis (Option I) , Media Studies MA (Option II) , Media Studies MA Research-Creation Thesis (Option III) or Major Research Paper (Option IV) . Students elect an option after their first term of study with permission of the program director. The Media Studies MA Research-Creation Thesis (Option III) is restricted to students with adequate and appropriate media experience. The program does not provide media training.
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