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Sample M.A. Degree Plans

SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN FOR BA TO MA PROGRAM
(35 hours; 12-months past undergraduate degree completion)

The BA to MA program in Strategic Communication is a selective and demanding option that allows students pursuing an undergraduate degree at High Point University to complete an undergraduate degree in any major and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication within a five-year time frame. Students can complete an undergraduate major, apply for admission into the MA program in their junior year, begin taking graduate-level courses in their senior year, and complete their MA in their 5th year.

Fall — Senior year (3 hours)
  • Research Methods (3)
Spring — Senior year (6 hours)
  • Persuasion and Media Effects (3)
  • Strategic Communication Theories, Practice, and Ethics (3)
Summer (7 hours)
  • Message Design and Production (3)
  • Health Communication/Public Relations Research and Strategies (3)
  • Practicum (1)
Fall (11 hours)
  • Current Trends in Communication Technology (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Health Communication/Public Relations Campaign (3)
  • Project (2 hours)
Spring (8 hours)
  • Quantitative Methods and Analysis (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Project (2 hours)
COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS FOR 5TH YEAR STUDENTS’ GRADUATE AUDITS:
  • COMM 5000 – COMM 4996
  • COMM 5001 – COMM 4997
  • COMM 5120 – COMM 4998

SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN FOR FULL-TIME MASTER’S STUDENT
(35 hours; 21 months)

Fall Year 1 (6 hours)
  • Research Methods (3)
  • Elective (3)
Spring Year 1 (7 hours)
  • Strategic Communication Theories, Practice, and Ethics (3)
  • Quantitative Methods and Analysis (3)
  • Practicum (1)
Summer (3 hours)
  • Topics in Public Relations (3)
Fall Year 2 (11 hours)
  • Current Trends in Communication Technology (2×3)
  • Public Relations Campaigns (3)
  • Project (2 hours)
Spring Year 2 (8 hours)
  • Topics in Communication Technology (3)
  • Persuasion and Media Effects (3)
  • Project (2 hours)

SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN FOR PART-TIME MASTER’S STUDENT
(35 hours; 34 months)

Fall Year 1 (3 hours)
  • Research Methods (3)
Spring Year 1 (4 hours)
  • Strategic Communication Theories, Practice, and Ethics (3)
  • Practicum (1)
Summer Year 1 (3 hours)
  • PR topics (3)
Fall Year 2 (6 hours)
  • Current Trends in Communication Technology (3)
  • Elective (3)
Spring Year 2 (6 hours)
  • Persuasion and Media Effects (3)
  • Public Relations Campaigns (3)
Summer Year 2 (2 hours)
  • Capstone Project (2)
Fall Year 3 (7 hours)
  • Topics in Communication Technology (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Project (1)
Spring Year 3 (4 hours)
  • Quantitative Methods and Analysis (3)
  • Project (1)

SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN FOR ACCELERATED MASTER’S STUDENT
(35 hours; 16 months)

Spring – Semester 1 (9 hours)
  • Persuasion and Media Effects (3)
  • Strategic Communication Theories, Practice, and Ethics (3)
  • Elective (3)
Summer – Semester 2 (7 hours)
  • Message Design and Production (3)
  • Health Communication/Public Relations campaigns (3)
  • Practicum (1)
Fall – Semester 3 (11 hours)
  • Research Methods (3)
  • Current Trends in Communication Technology (3)
  • Topics in Health Communication/Public Relations (3)
  • Capstone Project (2)
Spring – Semester 4 (8 hours)
  • Quantitative Methods and Analysis (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Capstone Project (2)

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