Prerequisite Courses

All graduate students need the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents taken at CSUF or another accredited university. Sufficient and appropriate professional experience may be substituted for one or more of these prerequisite courses. Such determinations are made by the graduate coordinator.

  • Communications writing (COMM 201 or 301 or 351 or 362)

  • Introductory course in communications or area of specialty (COMM 233 or 332 or 350 or 361)

  • COMM 410, Principles of Communication Research

These prerequisite courses are to be completed before taking graduate coursework so you will have the necessary background.

 

Admission Requirements For Communications Graduate Students

Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Communications with a Concentration in Mass Communications Research & Theory

Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Communications with a Concentration in Professional Communications and Communications in Tourism and Entertainment

  • Baccalaureate from a four-year accredited institution.

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

  • Minimum GRE score to meet university requirements with minimum of 153 on verbal portion.

  • If preparatory work was in a language other than English, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer) or 79-80 (Internet-based).

  • Baccalaureate from a four-year accredited institution.

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75.

  • Minimum GRE score to meet university requirements with minimum of 153 on verbal portion.

  • If preparatory work was in a language other than English, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer) or 79-80 (Internet-based).

For all three concentrations: the following courses or their equivalents must be completed before undertaking graduate courses:

  • Communications Writing (COMM 201, 301, 351, or 362).

  • Introductory course in communications or area of specialty (COMM 233, 332, 350, or 361).

  • COMM 410 Principles of Communication Research

Note: Undergraduate prerequisite courses must be completed and do not count toward the graduate degree.

For both concentrations: University writing requirements must be met as described on the Graduate Studies Website: http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate/currentstudents/generalrequirements.html

For both concentrations: A study plan must be filed before the first 9 units of course work are completed.