Master of Arts (MA)
36 Credit Hours
The Master of Arts in Communication Studies is designed to focus on family communication, which is progressively in the forefront of scholarly activity in communication studies, with the creation of new journals devoted to family issues and the relatively new family communication division within the National Communication Association. Private and governmental agencies increasingly look for help through workshops and seminars in parenting, remediation of family violence, and other related issues. We offer a concentration in both interpersonal and family communication at the graduate level.
This program is designed for aspiring doctoral students in communication studies as well as professionals wishing to advance their career. It is also an attractive option for graduate students in Psychology, Education, Sociology, and Criminal Justice who are searching for a complementary minor. For those who aspire to pursue a Ph.D. in one of these fields, the concentrations in interpersonal and family communication could be useful stepping stones. They also provide a great opportunity for elementary and secondary school teachers, community and small college instructors, and marriage and family counseling professionals.
This program offers a Thesis or Non-Thesis Option.
Face-to-Face (Evenings -The Woodlands Center)
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