Master of Science in Communication (M.S.C.) (31 sem. hrs.)
The Master of Science in Communication is designed for the person who wishes to pursue a graduate degree in the field of communication.
Admission to the Program
1. All general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College must be met.
2. All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in an appropriate field of study determined by the faculty advisor and the Dean of the Graduate School. The minimum GPA will be 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 system.
3. All applicants to the Master of Science in Corporate Communication must take or have on record all Business School prerequisites.
Requirements of the Program
1. A minimum of 31 semester hours of graduate work must be completed.
2. Sixteen hours or more of the courses must be 6000-level.
3. A thesis may be substituted for 6 semester hours of course work.
4. During the spring semester of a student’s last year, the student must register for COM 6599 Convocation Paper. Graduate students will present graduate research endorsed by a Communication Graduate Faculty . The course has one hour credit and is a requirement for graduation.
5. All students must attend the Fall Graduate Research Convocation and Orientation and Spring Graduate Research Convocation and Orientation.
6. During the final semester of course work a candidate will take a written comprehensive exam and oral exam before a faculty graduate committee.
7. If a student chooses to write a thesis, a thesis committee must be chosen from faculty members within the Communication Department or in a related department. One faculty member will serve as the thesis director. Upon completion of the thesis, the candidate will defend the completed thesis to the thesis committee.
8. All course work at Mississippi College must be maintained at 3.0 GPA or higher.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing with sufficient background in subject area is a prerequisite for all graduate courses.
Unless otherwise specified all three-semester-hour courses have lecture 3 hours per week. The student is reminded that one-half course work to be applied toward a Master’s degree must be on 6000-level. (See semester or term schedule for laboratory fees.)
*Note: A 400-level course taken for undergraduate credit cannot subsequently be changed to graduate credit nor repeated for graduate credit on the 5000 level.