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About Our Program

CSUSB's Master of Arts in Communication Studies prepares effective and ethical communication professionals, educators, and scholars.
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Program Highlights

  • A 30-unit program that you can complete in two years
  • Coursework to explore your interests in media, communication, and culture
  • Evening classes and flexible program plans for working professionals
  • Graduate internship and independent study opportunities
  • Three "culminating experience" options:
    • Master's thesis (popular with aspiring researchers and scholars)
    • graduate project (popular with communication professionals, educators, and creatives)
    • or comprehensive examination (a time-efficient, but still rigorous option)
  • Several funding opportunities, including our Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) program, where MA students earn a stipend teaching sections of our undergraduate Oral Communication course (COMM 1006)
  • Award-winning faculty with expertise in human communication, media studies, and strategic communication (among other areas)
  • An alumni network of highly successful communication professionals, educators, and scholars