Graduate Program

“Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.” - Publilius Syrus

The M.A. in Communication Studies

The M.A. in Communication offered at UNC is the only M.A. in Communication offered at a Colorado public university that emphasizes communication theory and rhetorical theory plus the application of theory to a professional career of your choice. Through required core courses, you acquire a comprehensive background in Communication and a thorough knowledge of the discipline.

The program focuses on the study of human symbolic interaction. Students will emphasize course work related to rhetorical and communication theory, interpersonal and group communication, and communication research methods.

Successful completion of the program can help you advance your current professional career, prepare you for careers in business and industry requiring expertise in human communication, or prepare you for a Ph.D. program in communication.

UNC offers unique scheduling to accommodate the working student. Graduate classes are scheduled in the evenings and on the weekends.

Contact the graduate coordinator for more information:

Dr. James Keaten
Phone: (970) 351-2211
E-mail: James.Keaten@unco.edu

Emphasis Areas

Admission to the Program

We require the following application materials.

Application Materials

Send to:

Completed application to the Graduate School

Complete Online: http://www.unco.edu/grad/admissions/index.html

$50 Application Fee

The Graduate School
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th St
Campus Box 135
Greeley, CO 80634

Phone: 970-351-2831
Fax: 970-351-2371

Grad.ApplicationMaterials@unco.edu

Three Letters of Recommendation: Select individuals who can assess your ability to obtain a Master’s Degree in Communication.

For electronic submission, students should fill out the following form: https://unco.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?
SID=SV_blJ6RjkZcunBCHr&Q_JFE=0

Official Undergraduate Transcripts:
If you completed your entire undergraduate degree at UNC, you do not need to submit official transcripts. Contact the Graduate School for more information.

GRE scores:
Our department requires GRE scores for the purposes of advising. GRE scores will not be used to screen out applicants. 

Letter of Intent:
In fewer than 500 words, describe why you wish to pursue an M.A. in Communication. 

School of Communication
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th St
Campus Box 99
Greeley, CO 80634


For more information about how to apply, please visit the Graduate School website.

International applicants who do not speak English as a first language must meet UNC’s requirements for English Proficiency, detailed here: http://www.unco.edu/grad/international/howtoapply.html

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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