Department of Communication offers two alternative tracks for obtaining the
The thesis and comprehensive exam differ in terms of:
- the ultimate
goals and career direction of the student, and
- the exit project required of
The thesis option provides the student with a major research
experience, generally in preparation for further graduate study at the doctoral
The comprehensive exam is designed for students who
do not intend to pursue their education beyond the M.S. Degree.
declare their intention to pursue one of these tracks at the end of the first
year of their program.