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.
GRE scores are required for all applicants. We expect combined Verbal and Quantitative scores of at least 1100, with at least a 550 Verbal score. For scores as of August 1st, 2011, we expect combined Verbal and Quantitative scores of at least 302, with at least a 156 Verbal score.
MA applicants accepted to start in spring semesters are, typically, without funding. After acceptance to the program, students may apply for funding for future semesters.