Communication Studies, M.A.
The Master of Arts degree program in Communication Studies is available in two options: the Communication option and the Telecommunications and Film option. The option in Communication is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of research methods and theories that explore the nature and functions of human symbolic communication in the areas of communication and rhetorical theory, interpersonal and organizational communication, public discourse, intercultural communication, and performance studies. The Telecommunications and Film option is designed to enable students to acquire an understanding of research methods and theories that explore industry structure, audience reception, as well as visual and structural examinations of media text. The program requires that students select and develop an area of specialization.