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Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Joe HaasePictured | Joseph Haase | M.A., Communication Studies | B.A., Indiana University, 1990 | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)
Club Affiliation | IU South Bend Graduate Student Association of Communication Studies (treasurer)

Degree Requirements (30 cr.)

The 30 credit hour curriculum has four components:

  • All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise stated

Required Core Courses (12 cr.)
  • COMM-C 501 Applied Quantitative Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • COMM-C 502 Applied Qualitative Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • COMM-C 525 Communication Pedagogy
  • SPCH-S 502 Introduction to Communication Theory

Content Courses (9 cr.)

Select one course in each of the following areas:

Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
  • Sample courses include:
    • COMM-C 544 Advanced Relational Communication
    • SPCH-S 627 Studies in Cross-Cultural Communication
Mass Communication (3 cr.)
  • Sample courses include
    • COMM-C 531 Media Theory and Criticism
    • JOUR-J 522 Political Communication
Organizational Communication (3 cr.)
  • Sample courses include:
    • CMCL-C 594 Communication and Conflict Management in Organizations
    • SPCH-S 640 Studies in Organizational Communication

Elective Courses (6 cr.)
  • Select two elective courses

Master's Project or Thesis (3 cr.)

Students will complete a Master's project or thesis by enrolling one of the following courses:

  • COMM-C 503 Applied Learning Project
  • COMM-C 597 Thesis

Academic Bulletins

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2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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