Communication Studies prides itself on preparing graduate students for careers in academia, business, commerce, and industry. Programs are available for all students who have a bachelor's degree. Students complete graduate courses in communication theory and research methods, and design the remainder of their program with the approval of an advisor and the Graduate Coordinator in Communication Studies. The department offers four master’s programs and two graduate certificates. The four master’s programs include an MA, MS, MFA, and an interdisciplinary MS in Communication and Composition. The two graduate certificates are in Communication Education and Professional Communication.
Communication Studies has a strong commitment to intercollegiate forensics including the Master of Fine Arts in Forensics, the only MFA in Communication Studies in the country. Graduate students may apply for an assistantship to coach with the Maverick Forensics speech and debate team.
Plan ahead as you prepare to apply for admission to one of our graduate programs. Transcripts, letters of recommendation and statement of interest may be required.
Communication Studies has a distinguished list of graduate faculty and staff educated to provide students with sound preparation for academia, business, commerce, and industry. We highly recommend you take some time to review the teaching, research, and service interests of the faculty.