Course requirements for a graduate degree in Communication Studies vary depending on the degree. All course work for a degree is chosen by the student and his/her advisor to support the writing of the thesis/report/dissertation that the student wishes to write.
· A Master’s degree with Thesis requires 30 total hours of course work which includes 24 hours of actual course work and 6 hours of thesis.
· A Master’s degree with Report requires 33 total hours of course work which includes 30 hours of actual course work and 3 hours of report.
· A Doctoral degree requires 45 hours of coursework, plus hours for comprehensive exams, and at least 6 hours of dissertation.
· The only required course for all CMS graduate students is CMS 081M Introduction to Graduate Studies in Human Communication to be taken in a student’s first semester. This is a zero hour course and is taken in addition to 9 hours of course work if the student wishes to be considered a full time student.
The content of this page is for information purposes only and is as up-to-date as possible. Courses may be added or cancelled without prior notification. Most graduate courses in Communication Studies can be taken by outside majors without prior permission from the department or the instructor. If a course is listed as full in the course schedule, please contact the instructor. If a course is listed as restricted, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Email Graduate Program Coordinator Aida González with your question, or call her at 512-471-1942.