Graduate study in the Department of Communication focuses on communication-based problems arising from recent social and technological changes, especially problems associated with processes of interaction, collaboration, deliberation and decision making. Research areas currently emphasized include organizational communication, rhetoric, and discourse and society which encompasses studies of family, community, and civic groups. Crossing the three central emphases are critical and cultural studies, and communication and technology.
Typically, applicants are notified around February 10 regarding fall admission to the program.
Requires either: (1) a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work (including 27 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis work), and the successful defense of the master’s thesis or (2) a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work, and the successful completion of a comprehensive examination.
Requires a minimum of 54 semester hours of course work, (including MA course work or up to 12 transfer credits), 30 semester hours of dissertation work, successful completion of a comprehensive examination, and successful defense of the doctoral dissertation.
The following is a partial summary of admission requirements. More details are available on our web site (www.colorado.edu/communication) or by contacting the department.
MA applicants must:
PhD applicants must:
GRE scores are required for all applicants.
Teaching assistantships and fellowships are available. MA students may be funded for up to two years and PhD students for up to four years.
Only MA applicants accepted for spring and without funding. After acceptance to the program student may apply for funding for future semesters.
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Communication
Hellems 96, 270 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0270