M.A., Communication, Professional

  • Complete the following additional admission requirement:

Submit academic writing sample.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30-34 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
COJO F600Introduction to Professional Communication3
COJO F601Communication Research Methodologies: Social Science3
COJO F602Communication Research Methodologies: Human Science3
COJO F625Communication Theory3
COJO F675Training and Development Communication3
COJO F680Communication and Diversity in the Professional World3
COJO F699Thesis6
or COJO F698 Non-Thesis Research/Project
Select two from the following: 16
Interpersonal Interaction
Organizational Culture and Communication
Health Communication
Seminar in Communication
Teaching assistants complete the following:1-4
Mentored Teaching in Communication 2
Total Credits31-34

Students may take F400- and F600-level courses in art, education, English, journalism, communication, marketing, business administration, and Arctic and Northern studies as well as graduate-level independent studies to fulfill 6 credits of the elective requirement, if approved by the student’s committee. Students will also be able to apply up to 6 credits of appropriate graduate-level course work from other universities in the elective area if approved by the student’s committee.


This 1-credit course may be taken up to four times.

Note: A maximum of 6 credits of approved F400-level courses may be included in the 30-34 credit requirement.

Note: The comprehensive examination is to be taken no later than the student’s fourth semester of work.