Apr 20, 2021  
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Arts, M.A.

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(34 semester hours)

Two specializations are offered: General Communication and Corporate Communication. Upon the completion of all coursework, students must successfully defend the thesis or research paper orally before their graduate committee and answer comprehensive questions about material mastered in courses.

General Communication Specialization

The General Communication Specialization prepares students for doctoral studies and teaching at the high school, community college or university level. Courses in this sequence allow students to apply theoretical understanding to real world communication problems. While this is not a program in Theatre, students are welcome to select up to 21 hours of graduate Theatre courses under the Electives category. This specialization helps to develop particular research skills for those interested in the fields of communication and theatre.

Research Requirement: 3 or 6 Hours

Total: 34 Hours

Corporate Communication Specialization (can be completed all online)

The Corporate Communication program is designed to prepare current and future managers for careers in corporate communiations (marketing communication, advertising, public relations, sales, print or broadcast media, and other electronic media) or for doctoral studies in communication. The online Corporate Communication program has been designed with the needs of currently employed professionals in mind as well as offering traditional students the opportunity to complete the degree rapidly. To that end, students may select from a broad-based course offering delivered primarily online but with two courses on campus.

As close to the beginning of their program as possible, students should sign up for COMM 5001 , a course which provides an orientation to graduate study in Communication Arts at APSU.

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