May 27, 2018
The Master of Arts program is designed for students who wish to develop advanced-level skills and an expanded knowledge base in Communication. Additionally, it also give them the option of selecting a specific concentration area in which it focus their studies and connect a specific area of interest to the broader field of Communication. For information about requirements for admission, progression through the program, and completion, please see Department’s Graduate Student Manual at www.andrews.edu/communication and under the “Graduate” tab.
Communication electives - 6
Concentration area courses - 12
Courses may be selected from one or more areas of interest within Communication (no concentration declaration required). Alternatively, a student may declare one of the following concentrations:
- Communication Management
- Interdisciplinary Communication
- International Communication Development
- Media Studies
Culminating Experience - 3
Course options are selected with the approval of the other department (s) and the advisor or coordinator of graduate program; however, the student must establish competency in two of the following three areas:
- Visual communication
Humanitarian and Development Communication
- 8 credits in one of the following tracks: Graphic Design, Film, or Photography.
- Plus, 4 credits in any VIsual Art track.
General Admission Requirements
Graduate Program admission requirements, academic information and graduation procedures are detailed in the School of Graduate Studies & Research section of this catalog.
Departmental Admission Requirements
This is a summary of the procedures that a student planning to enroll in the MA should note:
All graduate students need to understand that
- The GRE must be completed in order to register for the second semester courses.
- Must enroll in COMM 500 - Graduate Colloquium Credits: 3 every Fall and Spring semester.
- A student on regular status must, in consultation with the graduate advisor, identify members to serve on a supervisory committee, prior to application to Candidacy. It determines individual requirements for completion with reference to a student’s Plan of Study.
- A 3.00 GPA per semester must be maintained.
- The Advancement to Candidacy deadline is the semester prior to the student applying for graduation.
- Students are responsible for completing all the required forms.
All required forms are submitted to the coordinator of the Department Graduate Program. On approval, recommendations are made to the Records Office and to the Dean of Graduate Studies. See General Academic Policies for further details on graduation procedures and degree conferral.