The Master's program requires the completion of 32 units of study, and provides for a thesis (Plan A) or non-thesis (Plan B) option.
Students must select a concentration of study in one of the following areas:
- Communication Education
- Political Communication
- Media and Public Relations
- Communication Studies
Each concentration requires a minimum of one course from a related discipline outside of the Department of Communication.
The course must be taken at the 200 level unless the related discipline does not have graduate program, in which case the course must be taken at the 100 level.
Only 4 units taken at the 100 level can be applied to a student's graduate program.
Each concentration also requires five graduate seminars offered by the Department of Communication.