College of Communication > Academics > Communication and Media > Graduate Program > Communication and Media (MA) > Degree Requirements
Interpersonal Communication Concentration Requirements
Media and Cinema Studies Concentration Requirements Multicultural Communication Concentration Requirements Organizational Communication Concentration Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
Students can take up to 2 of their 9 electives (8 credits) from departments outside of Communication Studies or Media and Cinema Studies. Outside electives must be approved by the graduate program director or graduate advisor.
Students may opt to complete one of four concentrations. Each concentration requires five courses (20 credits) specific to that concentration; these five courses (20 credits) are included in the 12 course (48 credits) total required for the degree. To view concentration requirements, please view the concentration requirement pages linked below:
The graduate concentration in Latino Media & Communication is comprised of at least three graduate courses drawn from the areas of advertising, journalism, media and cinema studies, multicultural communication, organizational communication and public relations. Graduate students in any of the College of Communication Master of Arts programs can elect to complete the Latino Media & Communication concentration. Students may need to use outside electives to complete this concentration.
Students who complete the concentration will:
Students are required to take three courses (12 credits) from the following list:
Topic must be related to Latino Media and Communication.
Students in the Master of Arts in Communication and Media complete their degree requirements by passing a comprehensive final exam. Students who attain a 3.75 GPA or higher and obtain prior approval from the graduate program director have the option to complete a culminating project or thesis instead of the comprehensive final exam. Students completing a project or thesis will enroll in CMNS 599 as their 12th and final course in the quarter they defend their project/thesis.
All students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 in their coursework. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.000, the student will be allowed to complete an additional 16 credits or 3 quarters (whichever comes first) to attain the 3.000 minimum GPA. If the cumulative GPA remains below a 3.000 at the conclusion of this time period, the student may be dismissed from the program. The student's cumulative and term GPAs along with overall academic performance will be factored into the dismissal decision.
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