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Art and Design

MFA in Studio Art

The MFA in Studio Art is a 60 semester-unit degree with courses that embrace the multiplicity of artistic expression enhanced with graduate-level critical art history / global cultures courses. Designed to engage artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, our MFA community encourages intense experimentation with the freedom to work in any medium or range of materials and approaches.

MFA in Studio Art

Communication Studies

MA in Communication Studies

The M.A. in Communication Studies prepares students to be effective and ethical communication professionals, educators, and scholars. Program strengths include: media and cultural studies; interpersonal and intercultural communication; communication pedagogy; and strategic communication, including public relations. Communication studies M.A. students integrate theory, research, and practice through a mix of graduate seminars, internships & independent studies, and three “culminating experience” options – thesis, project, and comprehensive examination. Many program alumni make an impact as communication professionals for leading public- and private-sector organizations. Others secure positions in top-ranked Ph.D programs, or they enjoy enriching careers as communication educators in the California Community College and Cal State systems. Several well-supported funding opportunities are available.

MA in Communication Studies

English

MA in English and Writing Studies

Our M.A. offers concentrations in Literature, Composition & Rhetoric, and Applied Linguistics & TESL, as well as two new interdisciplinary concentrations in Pedagogy and Public & Professional Writing. The program enables students to become socially committed, rhetorically flexible writers who make significant contributions in their chosen fields and communities. Our graduates are well prepared to pursue secondary or college teaching, advanced graduate study, and other careers emphasizing writing, research, and analytical thinking.

MA in English and Writing Studies

World Languages

MA in Spanish

The Spanish M.A. program provides intensive study of Spanish and Spanish American literature and civilization, as well as Spanish linguistics. Our graduate program is designed for those students seeking to enhance their skills to teach at the secondary and community college level, as well as those students who desire to continue their studies for an advanced degree.

MA in Spanish