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A&M-Texarkana to Offer Master of Arts in Communication

Published: May 26, 2016

Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Texas A&M University-Texarkana will offer a Master of Arts in Communication, beginning in fall 2016, that will focus on communication studies – including interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational communication – and on emerging media, including computer-mediated communication and new media production.

Each emphasis will provide a comprehensive conceptual framework and skill set for proficiency in a wide range of rapidly-changing communication professions. The degree will require eight courses plus a thesis, or 10 courses and a comprehensive set of exams.

While many graduate programs focus narrowly on a single approach to communication or media studies, graduate and professional students today need integrated programs of study offering multiple frameworks of analysis and a comprehensive range of critical, research, experiential, and practical skills.

The M.A. in Communication at A&M-Texarkana will focus on the social science research tradition in communication studies and on the theory and practice of emerging media. Each emphasis will offer a student a comprehensive conceptual framework and skill set for professional competence in a wide range of rapidly-changing media professions.

Course delivery methods will vary among traditional seminars, seminars with Web-based course supplements, Web-enhanced courses combining seminar and electronic delivery methods, and experiential learning incorporating professional internships or service learning.

Depending on the nature of the course content, and its potential suitability for online instruction, some fully online courses should become available, especially if needed to meet demand for summer electives.

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Ells, Program Coordinator, at Kevin.Ells@tamut.edu.


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