Graduate Program

Department of Communication & Media

The Master of Arts in Communication program is a 36-semester hour program designed to offer a wide range of options for students who are interested in teaching in college or schools and/or advancing in leadership, management, public relations and media, or who aspire to enroll in a doctoral program.  All students are required to take a sequence of core curriculum coursework that emphasizes major academic areas within the discipline of communication.  In addition, students take specialized coursework to either prepare them for the professional application of communication principles or to conduct communication research.  A faculty mentor will be assigned to each student to develop a degree plan and advise the student through degree completion.

Comprehensive Track Option:

This 36-hour degree option asks students to successfully complete examinations that cut across completed courses allowing the students to demonstrate their abilities to analyze and synthesize material.

Thesis Track Option:

This 36-hour degree option allows students to develop an area of research interest and eventually produce a comprehensive research contribution to that area.  Students must apply for the thesis degree option.  In addition to the required course work, student will write a master's thesis under the direction  and supervision of the student's thesis committee.  While this option is open for all students to apply, it is designed to prepare and qualify students for doctoral programs.

For information on this program contact:

Dr. Stephanie Rollie Rodriguez, Graduate Program Coordinator
Professor of Communication

Phone: 361-825-5753

Department of Communication
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Bay Hall 335
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5722


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