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M.A. Strategic Communication Sample Degree Programs

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

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)

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

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(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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