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.

Comprehensive Examination

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’s Thesis

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. 

Master’s Project

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.