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.

Admission to the Program

We require the following application materials.

  • Letter of Intent—In fewer than 500 words, describe why you wish to pursue an M.A. in Communication.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation—Select individuals who can assess your ability to obtain a Master’s Degree in Communication.
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • GRE scores—FYI: Our department requires GRE scores for the purposes of advising. GRE scores will not be used to screen out applicants.

You may apply online or download forms from the graduate school’s Web site.

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