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Master of Arts in Communication (COMM)


Return to: Communication, Media and Theatre Arts Programs

Adviser: Dennis Patrick, Ph.D.
123 Quirk Hall
734.487.4199
dpatrick1@emich.edu

This program, for students who have completed undergraduate degrees with majors or minors in communication or speech, prepares them for careers demanding sophisticated knowledge of human communication or for doctoral graduate work. Interpersonal, small-group, organizational, intercultural and speech communication are stressed. Students are encouraged to take six hours of cognate courses as part of the required program.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must:

  1. Meet the admission requirements for the Graduate School and be accepted into the program by the department;

  2. Have at least a minor or the equivalent in communication or speech;

  3. Have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 (exceptions on recommendation of area faculty); and

  4. In the case of international students, have a minimum TOEFL score (see the Admissions web site at www.emich.edu/admissions for minimum scores).

Program Requirements
Students must:

  1. Early in their graduate work, prepare an official program of study in consultation with an assigned graduate adviser and file it with the Office of Records and Registration;

  2. Successfully meet all conditions stipulated upon entry into the program; and

  3. Complete, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, a minimum of 30 hours of approved course work as identified in the official program of study.

Course Requirements:


The M.A. in Communication requires the completion of 30 hours of course work distributed among required courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows:

Elective Courses: 15-24 hours


Fifteen to 24 hours selected from within the department in consultation with the graduate adviser (minimum of 15 hours of theory courses required).

Cognate Courses: 0-6 hours


Zero to six hours selected from other areas or de part ments in consultation with the graduate adviser.

Program Total: 30 hours


Concentration in Interpretation/Performance Studies (INPS)


Admission Requirements
Applicants must:

  1. Meet the admission requirements for the Graduate School and be accepted into the program by the department;

  2. Have at least a minor or the equivalent in communication or theatre arts;

  3. Have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (exceptions on recommendation of area faculty); and

  4. In the case of international students, have a minimum TOEFL score (see the Admissions web site at www.emich.edu/admissions for minimum scores).

Program Requirements
Students must:

  1. Early in their graduate work, prepare an official program of study in consultation with an assigned graduate adviser and file it with the Office of Records and Registration;

  2. Successfully meet all conditions stipulated upon entry into the program; and

  3. Complete, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, a minimum of 30 hours of approved course work as identified in the official program of study.

Course Requirements


The M.A. in Communication or Theatre Arts requires the completion of 30 hours of course work distributed among required courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows:

Elective Courses: 19-27 hours


Nineteen to 27 hours selected from within the department in consultation with the graduate adviser (minimum of 15 hours of theory courses required).

Cognate Courses: 0-6 hours


Zero to six hours selected from other areas or departments in consultation with the graduate adviser.

Program Total: 30 hours


Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: Communication, Media and Theatre Arts


The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form to the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.

Additional 400-level undergraduate courses also are available to graduate students under special circumstances. On this matter the student should have a clear understanding with the department and the Graduate School before expecting to use such courses toward a master of arts or a master of fine arts in the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts.

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