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You might be wondering about a graduate degree in communications. Take a look through the most common questions we get asked and if you don't see your question, feel free to reach out to Dr. Kirsten Weber, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Communication.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply what I learn to my profession?

Our goal is to help students develop an advanced understanding of communication theory, research and practice, and to prepare them for further graduate study or professional work. Our faculty develop graduate students' understanding of and independent thinking about the knowledge base, scholarly activities and critical practices of the communication discipline; and enable graduate students to apply and disseminate their knowledge of communication theory and research in ways that reflect the values of diverse perspectives and emphasize the ethical implications of communication.

Are there graduate assistantships available?

Yes. There are a variety of assistantships available to students in our M.A. program. Click on the  Financial Aid link in order to find out further details about options, as well as application deadlines.

Do I have to be a student in the Communication department in order to receive an assistantship?​

Yes. You must be a student enrolled in the Master of Arts in Communication in order to qualify for an assistantship in our department.