Joint J.D./M.A. in Communication Studies

This joint degree program allows students to earn a J.D. and an M.A. in Communication Studies in 3 to 3½ years. Student complete a total of 109 credit hours for the joint degree. This program will allow 9 J.D. credit hours to be applied to the M.A. degree and 6 M.A. credit hours to be applied to the J.D. degree, saving the student 15 credit hours between the two programs.

The MA in Communication Studies has four tracks: 

  1. Communication Studies
  2. Health Communication
  3. Intercultural Communication
  4. Organizational Communication

Curriculum Requirements

JD/MA in Communication Studies - Non-Thesis Tracks Only

JD REQUIREMENTS73
LAW ELECTIVES IN FULFILLMENT OF BOTH DEGREES9
Select from the following or others with approval:
Administrative Law
Communication Law
Constitutional Law II
Copyright Law
First Amendment
Intellectual Prop
Internet Law
MA IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES REQUIREMENTS
COM 603Qualitative Research Methodologies3
Communication Track Electives18
Elective options based on track selected. See MA program curriculum for more information.
COMMUNICATION COURSES IN FULFILLMENT OF BOTH DEGREES
COM 601Theories of Communication3
COM 602Methods of Communication Research3
Total Credit Hours109