Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018
College of Arts and Letters
Department of Communication Arts
Dr. Robert Baron
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
Location: Music/Mass Communication, Room 230
Description of Major
The Department of Communication offers three degree pathways with both professional and fast-track options. Students can complete the program at their desired pace, with convenient 8-week terms. The program offers a diverse array of electives to give students flexibility in their program of study. Through the Department of Communication’s MA program, students gain the ability to apply communication theories and concepts to real world communication challenges.
The M.A. in Communication Arts offers an opportunity to continue or pursue a career in fields such as public relations, marketing, advertising, media management, human resources, strategic planning, training and consultancy, media relations, doctoral studies or non-profit work.
The Communication Arts MA programs are entirely online and admit for all terms through APSU’s Clarksville Campus.
- Program Admissions Requirements (GRE scores, Writing Sample, LORs):
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 attained on undergraduate coursework
- Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum GRE revised General Test verbal score of 140 and quantitative score of 140*
*Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater or with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may submit an Entrance Exam Waiver Form, for approval by the department, to waive the GRE requirement.
- If applicable, describe tracks/options/plan (example, thesis or non-thesis):
Upon the completion of all coursework, students must successfully defend the thesis or research paper. Research Papers are approved by Theses must be defended orally before their graduate committee and answer comprehensive questions about material mastered in courses.