Professional Project Track
The 36-hour professional project track includes the core of nine hours and 27 hours of mass communication electives. Students also have the option of taking 21-24 hours of mass communication electives and three to six hours of electives from graduate courses outside the school with the consent of the graduate adviser. The electives may allow students to select courses in areas that support their special research or career-related needs and interests. The electives allow students to select courses in areas that support their special research or job-related needs and interests.
Students on the professional project track will work with a three-member committee. The student will select a project advisor who will provide guidance about the project the semester prior to the final semester. During the final semester, the student will create a professional project and have an oral defense of the project with the three-member committee.