Graduate Programs


Our students benefit from working closely with faculty in small seminars.

Our program emphasizes communication that invites and embraces diversity. 


Master of Arts (M.A.)

The curriculum prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of fields - business, education, politics, social and human services, health, human resource development, public relations, advertising, marketing, technology, public administration, and the arts and entertainment. The program also prepares students for doctoral study, and for teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

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Admission Requirements

Required Test

GRE or other graduate entrance exam

Application Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of Communication Studies, Media & Journalism related discipline coursework
  • 2-4 page personal statement
  • $35 application fee
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE test scores

Application Deadline

Priority: February 15

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Speech and Debate participates in parliamentary debate and all 11 American Forensic Association (AFA) individual events.

  • Our students are actively researching and presenting at local and national conferences, in innovative areas of interest to them.

  • The PC, located in ID Weeks Library 134A, is dedicated to the production and refinement of oral presentation delivered in classrooms and other settings on campus. The PC is a resource for both undergraduate and graduate students, to assist with formal and informal presentations.