M.A. - Professional Communication Studies;M.S. - Professional Communication Studies;
This is a comprehensive communication program that gives students the opportunity to explore the field. Graduates are prepared to enter the field or go on for doctoral study.
Students in the IPFW Communications graduate program are required to complete 33 credits in approved courses.
In addition, graduate students must create an Advisory Committee. Committees will be comprised of graduate faculty members, and should be composed after you have completed 15-21 credits. You are encouraged to choose individuals who are familiar with the subject of your synthesis paper, and the chair should be the person most knowledgeable about the area or the approach you are writing about. This committee will evaluate your synthesis paper. The chair of the committee will administer comprehensive examinations, as well.
Once you have your advisory committee and 15-21 credit hours, you need to complete and have approved a Plan of Study. The plan of study is simply a list of courses you have completed and plan to complete along with the names of your committee. It must be signed and approved by your committee, the Graduate Director and the Graduate Dean at Purdue, West Lafayette. If the plan of study is not approved by two semesters before you intend to graduate, you will not be allowed to graduate. You may access the Masters Plan of Study form (GS-6) on the Purdue Forms webpage.
To be considered for graduation from an IPFW program, you must submit an application for graduation. If you do not apply for graduation by the deadline posted, you may not be considered for honors, your name may not appear on the program, and your spring degree may not be available at Commencement.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission