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Graduate Options

Thesis Option

In this option, the student must complete:

  • 12 hour core courses
  • 12 additional hours of graduate elective courses
  • a six hour thesis

Based on a proposal approved by the student's committee. The student must write a thesis which is defended orally before his or her thesis committee. No more than nine hours from outside the school may be counted toward degree requirements.

All students must complete a plan of study form after successfully completing six hours of coursework.

Project Option

In the project option, the student must complete:

  • 12 hour core courses
  • at least one additional three hour graduate-only seminar
  • 18 additional hours of graduate elective courses
  • a three hour graduate project

The project, in lieu of a thesis, is based on a proposal approved by the student's committee. The student must complete a project which is defended orally before his or her project committee. No more than 12 hours from outside the school may be counted toward degree requirements.

All students must complete a plan of study form after successfully completing six hours of coursework.

Specializations

The school of communication has compiled a list of graduate specializations. These are courses that can be taken, but are not required, in order to specialize your degree. The categories are:

The school of communication also offers two certificates: