Illinois State University

College of Arts and Sciences



Illinois State University

Normal, IL 61790

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Communication;M.S. - Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Communication at Illinois State University approaches the study of human communication from both humanistic and social scientific perspectives. A largely theoretically oriented curriculum includes twenty-two graduate seminars that examine a wide range of topics in the study of human communication, including interpersonal communication, small group communication, mass communication, organizational communication, intercultural-communication, persuasion, public relations, rhetoric, training & development, and both quantitative and qualitative research. With only two required courses, students are afforded a great deal of freedom to develop plans of study that balance theoretical offerings with applied courses inside and outside of the School of Communication to meet personal and professional needs. Students may choose either a 32-hour thesis or a 39-hour non-thesis option to complete the degree.


Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

International students are additionally required to obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 250 (computer-based testing), 100 (Internet-based testing), or 600 (paper-based).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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