You should talk to your advisor and/or the Director of Graduate Studies each semester about the courses you plan to take. Consult the Degree Requirements to make sure you're on track.

Here is a sample suggested schedule for completing the MA program’s 33 credits (11 courses) in 2 years as a full-time student with the exam option:

Year 1

Fall

COMM 6013 Introduction to Graduate Work in Communication

1 COMM elective: a bridge course (4/5000), take at 5000 level

Spring

COMM 5221 Research Methods: Qualitative

1 COMM seminar

1 elective

Summer

COMM 5939: Internships (3 credits) or a Travel Study course

Year 2

Fall

1 COMM seminar

2 electives

Spring

1 COMM seminar

1 elective

Take and defend the exam (no course or credits for this)

What will be offered in future semesters?

The course schedule depends on many different factors so unfortunately we can't guarantee anything. However, we do know that the intro course (COMM 6013) is typically offered in the Fall and the methods course (COMM 5221) will usually be offered in the Spring, both in the evenings.

One 6711 Special Topics seminar (in faculty areas of expertise) will usually be offered each Fall and Spring semester, also in the evenings. The special topics for these seminars are sometimes only offered once, and sometimes repeat every 3-4 years.

As for the electives, courses offered the previous Fall tend to mostly -- but not always -- repeat the following Fall; ditto for Spring.

Recent Seminars, Fall 2019 - Spring 2022

  • COMM 6700 - Thesis and Project Practicum
  • COMM 6711 - Topics in Communication: Transnational Rhetoric
  • COMM 6710 - Topics in Communication: Intro Critical Media Studies
  • COMM  6710-001 - Topics in Communication: Communication, culture, and technology
  • COMM  6710-H01 - Topics in Communication: Rhetoric of Risk
  • COMM  6710  Topics in Communication: Organizational Leadership & Change Management

Recent Electives, Spring 2020 - Spring 2022

  • COMM 5000 - Communication and Sport
  • COMM 5040 - Communication, Prisons, and Social Justice
  • COMM 5051 - Advanced Strategic Communication
  • COMM 5152 - Religion & Communication
  • COMM 5240 - Organizational Communication
  • COMM 5255 - Negotiations and Bargaining
  • COMM 5270 - Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 5500 - Health Communication
  • COMM 5575 - Designing Health Messages
  • COMM 5601 - You Are What You Eat: Food as Communication
  • COMM 5660 - Queer Media Studies
  • COMM 5720 - Dynamics of Global Communication
  • COMM 6710 - Topics in Communication: Crisis & Emergency Communication
  • COMM 6710 - Topics in Communication: Introduction to Digital Studies
  • COMM 6710 - Topics in Communication: Latinx Communication Studies
  • COMM 5051 - Advanced Strategic Communication
  • COMM 5240 - Organizational Communication