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

What will be offered in future semesters?

The course schedule depends on many different factors so unfortunately we can't guarentee 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 6710 Special Topics seminar (in faculty areas of expertise) will usually be offered each Fall and Spring semester, also in the evenings.

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

Required Intro Course

  • COMM 6013 - Introduction to Graduate Work in Communication - We 5:00PM - 7:50PM

Seminars

  • COMM  6700  Thesis and Project Practicum - ONLINE
  • COMM  6710  Topics in Communication: Organizational Leadership & Change Management - Mo 5:00PM - 7:50PM

Electives 

  • COMM 5051 - Advanced Strategic Communication - Tu 5:00PM - 7:50PM
  • COMM 5240 - Organizational Communication - MoWe 12:30PM - 1:45PM or ONLINE
  • COMM 5260 - Communication and Conflict - We 5:00PM - 7:50PM
  • COMM 5430 - Communication, China, & the US - TuTh 9:30AM - 10:45AM
  • COMM 5500 - Health Communication - ONLINE
  • COMM 5550 - Rhetorics of Medicine & Health - ONLINE
  • COMM 5575 - Designing Health Messages - We 5:00PM - 7:50PM
  • COMM 5660 - Queer Media Studies - MoWe 12:30PM - 1:45PM

Methods

  • COMM  5221  Research Methods: Qualitative  W  5:00 PM-7:50 PM

Seminars

  • COMM  5700  Writing Practicum  ONLINE Hartnett
  • COMM  5710  Special Topics: Intro to Critical Media Studies  M  5:00 PM-7:50 PM  Fischer, M.

Electives 

  • COMM  5000  Communication and Sport  MW  9:30 AM-10:45 AM  Fischer, M.           
  • COMM  5225  Negotiations and Bargaining  TTH  11:00 AM-12:15 PM  Erbert           
  • COMM  5270  Intercultural Communication  ONLINE Yoder           
  • COMM  5550  Rhetoric of Health and Medicine  ONLINE Keranen       
  • COMM  5601  Food as Communication  ONLINE Yoder       
  • COMM  5720  Global Communication    ONLINE Yoder