Communication Studies - MS, MA

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

About This Degree

The Master’s degree in Communication Studies is a face-to-face program focused on understanding communication in various contexts including (but not limited to) interpersonal, health settings, the political sphere, intercultural settings, and social movements. Students will receive training in quantitative, qualitative, and rhetorical research methods. In addition to gaining a broad understanding of communication, graduate students will develop expertise in an area (or multiple areas) of their choosing via course papers and a final thesis or professional project. Our Master’s program prepares graduates for the workforce or PhD programs.

What You Will Learn

This degree will:

  • Provide students with a broad understanding of communication as well as opportunities to specialize.
  • Prepare students for careers that highly value communication knowledge and skills.
  • Offer excellent opportunities for both research and teaching.

At a Glance

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Communication Studies and Philosophy Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Learn More: Program website

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

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Mollie Murphy

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Office: Lundberg 203

Tatiana Pereyra-Galvez

Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: MAIN 204
Phone: (435) 797-0663

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Admission Requirements

  • Transcript
  • 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.
    A Statement of Purpose of no more than 1,000 words that addresses the following questions: Why are you interested in a Master’s degree in Communication Studies? What topic areas are you interested in? Why are you interested in these topics? Which faculty do you think you might be interested in working with and why?
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred


  • February 15th

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