There are three types of admission to the M. A. Program in Communication, as described below. Any applicant not satisfying the requirements of any of these three types of admission is reviewed by the Graduate Applications Review Committee constituted of three members of the graduate faculty.
Guaranteed Admission: This program is designed to offer outstanding University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students enrolled in their final semester of undergraduate coursework guaranteed and expedited admission to the M. A. Program in Communication. To qualify for guaranteed admission, a student must be a Communication major with a minimum GPA of 3.7 in all Communication coursework taken at UCCS. A one-page admissions form is available from the Communication Department and a $60 non-refundable application fee are required. The application form also is available on line at: http://www.uccs.edu/Documents/graduateschool/forms/GUARANTEED%20EARLY%20ADMISSION%2013.pdf
Fast-Track Admission (only through Spring 2015 applications) : This program is designed to offer a more efficient admission process to University of Colorado at Colorado Springs undergraduate students who have graduated no more than four years prior to application to the graduate program. Students applying under the fast-track program must submit the following:
Standard Admission: This program is designed for students who are not eligible for either Guaranteed or Fast-Track admission. To be considered for Standard Admission to the M. A. Program in Communication, a student must first meet the general requirements outlined by the Graduate School at UCCS. Applications are evaluated by the Graduate Committee of the Department of Communication. The committee bases its decisions on the following: The online location to begin this process is available at: https://soaprod.cusys.edu/degreeprog/applyDEGREEPROG_CUSPG/login.action
Admission is not limited to those with communication-related undergraduate majors.
Those who have taken little or no communication or social scientific research methods coursework in their undergraduate program will be asked upon acceptance to meet the following deficiency prerequisites.
|COMM 2100||PUBLIC SPEAKING, an introductory public speaking course, or|
|COMM 5100||ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING as an additional degree requirement|
|COMM 2500||RESEARCH METHODS or a basic course in social scientific research methods and|
|MATH 1040||COLLEGE ALGEBRA or a comparable math course|
|COMM 4000||RHETORICAL DIMENSIONS IN COMMUNICATION or a course focusing on classical traditions in communication theory|
|ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:|
|COMM 3280||INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION|
|COMM 3440||LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION|
|COMM 4250||ADVANCED INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT or an upper division communication course with a theoretical emphasis|
Students are advised not to enroll for more than nine hours of graduate level credit until all undergraduate deficiencies have been made up. Masters students have a three-year period in which to complete all degree requirements. Extension of the three-year time limit may be granted by the Graduate Director. Students are advised to take both COMM 5010 Introduction To Graduate Studies: In Communication and COMM 5020 Graduate Communication Research Methods during their first year in the program.
Additional information regarding a Master of Arts in Communication program can be found at our website: http://www.uccs.edu/~comm/graduate_program.htm
Graduate School information at UCCS may be found at this website: http://www.uccs.edu/~gradschl/