Degree Requirements

Course Requirements for the Master's Degree: 30 units

Most students in the CMST M.A. Program are full-time and complete their coursework in 2 years. There is the opportunity to complete the program as a part-time student. For both full and part-time students, continuous enrollment is required. A maximum of 6 semester units of transfer credit may be applied toward the degree, with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator. Students are expected to make reasonable progress by completing all courses on schedule. Graduate Time Limit: All requirements for the degree are to be completed within five years of the end of the semester of enrollment in the oldest course applied toward the degree.

See "Requirements for the Master's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on degree requirements as well as Thesis and Comprehensive plans.

Please consult the “Communication Studies Graduate Student Guide” which provides additional detail and information about the CMST M.A. Program.