Graduate Program

Graduate Assistantships

The deadline to apply for Graduate Assistantships for the 2014-15 academic year is March 15, 2014. Click here for an application form

Graduate Program Highlights

The Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts offers the Master of Arts in Communication for individuals interested in pursuing a graduate degree in communication. This program is particularly relevant for:

  • Students pursuing a doctoral degree and/or career in higher  education/academic administration

  • Secondary speech teachers interested in building upon their knowledge about communication processes

  • Individuals seeking an enhanced understanding and application of communication theory and research

  • Professionals interested in improving their comprehension of organizational and interpersonal communication.

The program provides a strong background in communication research and methods and classical and contemporary communication theory. Most classes are small, and faculty members are committed to maintaining supportive and personal interaction with graduate students.

To be admitted to the program, applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study and at least 3.0 in the last 15 hours of speech communication courses or courses approved by the department. Students who do not meet the above requirements may be admitted to graduate study on a conditional basis.

Applications are due by March 15 for fall enrollment and October 15 for spring enrollment. Apply today!

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For more information about the Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts graduate program, please contact:

Dr. Lesley Withers, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts
Moore Hall 3333
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Telephone: (989) 774-6673

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