Course Requirements

The following courses (27 credits) are required of all students.

  • COM 600 - Systems Theory and Communication - 3 credits
  • COM 610 - Secondary Information and Analysis - 3 credits
  • COM 620 - Empirical Methods in Communication - 3 credits
  • COM 634 - Ethics in Professional Communication - 3 credits
  • COM 641 - Emerging Telecommunication Technologies - 3 credits
  • COM 642 - Communication Law - 3 credits
  • COM 660 - Communication Management and Cases - 3 credits
  • COM 695 - Master's Thesis/Project - 3 credits
  • BUS 631 - Leadership and Organization Dynamics or PA 520 - Foundations of Public Management - 3 credits

Three elective courses (9 credits) are required, either from the following list or from 600-level courses in business, public administration, or other programs for which students are eligible. See the School of Communications for approval.

  • COM 643 - Small Group Communication and Leadership - 3 credits
  • COM 644 - Network Analysis - 3 credits
  • COM 680 - Special Topics - 3 credits
  • COM 699 - Independent Study - 3 credits

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Suggested Coursework


First Year

 
 

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

COM 600 - Systems Theory and Communications

COM 610 - Secondary Information and Analysis

Elective course


Second Year

 
 

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

COM 620 - Empirical Methods in Communication

BUS 631 - Leadership and Organizational Dynamics or PA 520 - Foundations of Public Management

COM 634 - Ethics in Professional Communication

Elective course


Third Year

 
 

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

COM 641 -  Emerging Telecommunication Technologies

Elective course

COM 642 - Communication Law

COM 660 - Communication Management and Cases

COM 695 - Master's Thesis/Project