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Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Interpretation & Performance Studies


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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 school;
  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 website for minimum scores).

School Information


Communication, Media & Theatre Arts, College of Arts and Sciences

John G. Cooper, Ph.D. | Interim Director | 124 Quirk | 734.487.3131 | jcooper@emich.edu

Advising Information


Anita Rich, Ph.D. 714G Pray-Harrold | 734.487.0797 | arich@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 30 hours


The Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Interpretation & Performance Studies requires the completion of 30 hours of course work distributed among required courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows

Elective Course: 6-8 hours


Additional courses selected in consultation with academic advisor based upon student’s individual needs.

Degree Requirement: 1-3 hours


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