Completing Your Degree
You’ll have the flexibility of choosing to complete your 36-credit degree in one of three ways: comprehensive exams, a master’s project or a master’s thesis.
Upon completion of all or most course work and all other requirements, you might elect to take a set of written exams covering the discipline of media and communication.
Master of Arts students may elect to complete the final six credits of their degree in the form of a master’s thesis, a scholarly study that contributes to the field of communication. A thesis is not required; you may choose to complete all 36 credits through regular course work.
Alternately, the final six of the required 36 semester credits of course work may be fulfilled by completing a master’s project, which involves the production of media content and a written analysis or explanation of the production. The project is not required; you may choose to complete all 36 credits through regular course work.