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MA in Communication Studies

By earning your MA at the University of Minnesota, you can gain admission to PhD programs throughout the world; however, most students choose to remain at the U of M to complete their PhD in communication studies. The two programs are integrally linked; the MA leads directly to the PhD program. Additionally, if you are admitted to our MA program, you will have the option to accelerate the doctoral program.

Most students take two academic years to finish their MA requirements.

The Graduate School offers the master's degree under two plans:

  • Plan A, which includes a thesis
  • Plan B, which substitutes additional course work and a special project for the thesis

MA Minor

Students who want to do an MA minor in communication studies must complete six credits of any classes they want.

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