The program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours, 15 of
which are earned through a common core of required courses in the Department of
Communication. Also, three credit hours are selected from a list of electives
in the Department of Communication. In addition, 12 credit hours are earned
through one of five outside concentrations: Business, Public Health,
Leadership, Nonprofit Management, and Public Management. The final 6 credit
hours are earned through an
academic communication management-related thesis or a professional
communication-related research project.
Special Notes about the Program
Thesis or Applied Research
Project (6 credits)
will complete either an academic communication management-related thesis OR a
professional communication-related research project under the supervision of a
faculty advisor and committee. Students will take this 3-credit course twice to
reach the required 6 credit hours of thesis/applied research project needed to
graduate with the M.S. in Communication
Permission of the M.S. in Communication Management
graduate director is a prerequisite to enroll.
Applications are accepted year-round for fall, spring, and summer terms.
Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . March 15
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S.
institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or
higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate
Additional program requirements:
transcripts from all attended institutions
- Resume which should include the names and contact information for at least two references
- Letter of
intent that speaks to the applicant’s background/goals and specifies which of
the 5 concentrations (Business, Nonprofit Management, Public Management,
Leadership, and Public Health) they want to select
Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum
requirements are as follows for applicants from non-English speaking countries:
- 550 paper-based score on the TOEFL,
- 79 internet-based score on the
- A minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS
should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a
competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied
admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion.
Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated
admissions criteria are not met.
Curriculum and Requirements