Post-Admission Requirements for Continuation in the Program:
Maintain a cumulative GPA of B (3.0). Any student who has received two C grades, or a grade below a C, while in the program, is liable to department action, including dismissal.
Access to a computer, with high-speed Internet connection, meeting the minimum specifications set by the Department of Communication for their entering semester. Upon entry to the graduate program, it is expected that students will have prerequisite computer skills in Microsoft Office, use of email, and the ability to use the internet. Students without these prerequisite skills are encouraged to take CS 180-Introduction to Computers. This course will not count towards degree requirements.
Post-admission Testing: All admitted students must take and achieve a satisfactory score on the Communication Assessment Test (CAT)during the first week of classes. The CAT provides students with a professional evaluation of their reading and writing skills. Based on the CAT results, an applicant may be required to enroll in an English writing and/or reading tutorial. In addition students must successfully complete the Qualifying Exam in Methodology (QEM)by the end of their first year, and the Comprehensive Exam (COMPS)in their final semester.
Successful defense of either a thesis or capstone.