Course and Capstone Requirements
The program comprises two sections, a 12-credit core of foundational courses and 18-21 credits of advisor-approved directed electives. A capstone experience consisting of Plan A (6-credit Thesis) or Plan B (Comprehensive Examination) or Plan C (Special Project) is required for graduation.
Directed Electives (General Track)
Please note: COMM 501, COMM 504, COMM 505, COMM 507, COMM 510 and/or COMM 511 can also count as directed electives.
With advisor approval, students may also select up to two courses offered by other CCSU graduate programs, to count as directed electives.
Directed Electives (Online Track)
Please note: COMM 501, COMM 504, COMM 505 and/or COMM 510 can also count as directed electives in the online track.
With advisor approval, students may also select up to two online courses offered by other CCSU graduate programs, to count as directed electives.
All courses listed above (with the exception of COMM 507) have been or will be offered online by Fall 2018, the planned start date for this online track.
Total Credit Hours: 33
To complete degree requirements, students have the option of a thesis (Plan A) or a comprehensive examination (Plan B) comprised of a written exam followed by an oral exam or a Special Project (Plan C). Programs will be designed jointly by the departmental advisors and the students to provide the greatest educational and career opportunities.