Graduate students are required to take two courses, Communication 701:
Introduction to Communication Graduate Studies & Communication 702: Seminar
in Communication Research Methods, plus at least two additional graduate-level
communication seminars offered by Division of Communication at UWSP.
Graduate students are also required to complete either a research project
(3 credits) or thesis (6 credits) as part of the 31 credits required for
With the exception of the two required courses, the coursework for your
graduate degree is determined by you, with the help of your advisor and other
graduate faculty. Our graduate program is thus designed to allow each student
to put together a set of graduate courses that best meets their academic and
When you are admitted into the M.A. program in Communication, you
have seven years to complete the degree. It is your responsibility to be aware
of this timeline and to complete the degree within the allotted time. The
“clock” starts ticking with the first graduate class you are applying to your
degree (including any classes transferred in).
Applicants accepted into the M.A. program may be asked to do remedial work
if their undergraduate transcript indicates insufficient preparation for
master’s level communication courses.
If you have any questions relating to our program, please e-mail Chris