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Communication Studies: MA, MS

Communication Studies

The Masters' degree in Communication Studies is a face-to-face program focused on understanding how communication in human interaction can build relationships that enact positive interpersonal, organizational, and social change. Graduates of this program will be able to apply their skills and disseminate their knowledge in ways that enable greater collaboration and cooperation in a variety of contexts, whether they enter the workforce upon graduation or enroll in a Ph.D. program.

This degree will:

  • enhance your personal career objectives by preparing you to advance in careers that highly value communication skills in managing conflict, building cooperative relationships and teams, and facilitating positive change.
  • train you to impart the knowledge you gain to others through teaching opportunities and community engagement.

Visit the program website to learn more about this degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Transcript
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
    Submission of three letters of recommendation. The letters may be submitted by anyone, but we are primarily interested in references that can comment on your academic ability.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Scholarly writing sample
    Any academic work is acceptable. We are particularly interested in being able to see your ability to understand, analyze, and write on communication concepts.
  • Application letter.
    In your letter, please address 1) how your academic and life experiences have prepared you for graduate work in Communication Studies and 2) how our focus on building relationships that enact positive interpersonal, organizational, and social change might assist you with future plans. A 1000-word limit.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2

Application Deadline

February 15th

Admission Deadlines

February 15th



Academic Advising

Jen Peeples
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Office: MAIN 213
Phone: (435) 797-7440

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