Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Arts and Sciences > Department of Communication Studies > Master Program
Two graduate options are available in Communication,
the Thesis option and the Research Report option. Students with
inadequate background in the field of communication are required
to take leveling undergraduate coursework which does not apply toward
the hours necessary to complete the graduate program of study.
Students complete a minimum of 30 hours. All thesis
candidates complete a 15-hour core as part of the program of study.
Students are required to write a four-hour comprehensive examination
after the completion of their coursework. Upon completion of the
thesis, the students orally defend the thesis to their graduate
Research Report Option
Students complete a minimum of 32 hours of coursework.
All research report candidates complete a 12-hour core as part of
their program of study. A research paper is filed in the Department
of Communication Studies office. Students following this plan are
required to write an eight-hour comprehensive examination after
the completion of their coursework.
Class schedule may be accessed at http://tigertracks.fhsu.edu/.
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