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Master of Arts: Organizational Communication (0012)


Students should complete the required core courses (COMM 501, COMM 502, COMM 547) within their first 15 hours of coursework with a grade of "B" or higher in each. As a general policy, the program does not allow transfer of research methods courses to fulfill the research methods requirements. 

Core Courses (9 hours):

COMM 501: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication (3 hours)

COMM 502: Quantitative Research Methods in Communication (3 hours)

COMM 547: Organizational Communication Theory (3 hours)

Elective Courses (15 hours):

COMM 523: Health Communication 

COMM 526: Family Communication 

COMM 528: Communication in the Nonprofit Sector

COMM 531: Global Leadership Communication

COMM 552: Democracy, Power, & Voice in Organizations

COMM 553: Health Communication Campaigns 

COMM 560: Seminar in Organizational Communication

COMM 561: Multinational Organizational Communication

COMM 564: Crisis Communication

COMM 566: Corporate & Organizational Advocacy

COMM 568: Organizational Identification

COMM 570: Seminar in Human Communication

COMM 571: Organizational Communication in the Digital Age

COMM 578: Interpersonal Communication

COMM 581: Applied Organizational Communication

COMM 586: Processes of Group Communication

COMM 590: Intercultural Communication

COMM 595: Independent Study in Communication

COMM 596: Graduate Internship in Communication

Capstone Options (6 hours)

Non-Thesis Capstone Option

Students selecting the Non-thesis Capstone Option will complete 6 additional hours, which may come from the Organizational Communication, electives, or Human Communication electives, or, with approval, from other graduate programs outside the department, as appropriate with the planned course of study. Students selecting the Non-Thesis Capstone Option will also complete written Comprehensive Examinations.

Thesis Capstone Option

Students completing a Thesis will enroll in 6 hours of COMM 599: Thesis Research/Writing. The thesis will culminate in an oral defense of the project.

Total Credit hours: 30

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 Last Modified 8/25/22