Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

The Master of Arts program in Communication Studies prepares students for communication-related careers that require an advanced degree. We invite students into a life of engaged scholarly inquiry in communication with a focus on social justice.

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Attention Prospective Graduate Students

The Department of Communication Studies at San Francisco State is proud to belong to Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

Graduate Admissions

Check here for admission criteria and how to apply to the graduate program.

Advancement to Candidacy (ATC)

A student advances to candidacy when all courses are complete and a proposal for a culminating experience has been approved.

Culminating Experiences

A student is advanced to candidacy (ATC) once approved by the Division of Graduate Studies. To complete a Master’s degree, every candidate must complete a culminating experience and the corresponding course.

Applying for Graduation

The deadline to apply for graduation comes within the first two weeks of the semester in which the candidate plans to graduate.

Graduate Courses

  • A complete listing of the required courses

Graduate Teaching Opportunities

Qualified graduate students have the opportunity to be hired to teach our required basic course: COMM 150, Fundamentals of Oral Communication.

Past Creative Work Projects

The creative work project requires students to file both a written manuscript and a recording of the performance or training workshop.

Additional Graduate Resources

Students are urged to carefully review the section on Graduate Studies Requirements and Procedures. View a the Bulletin and Class Schedule.

Past Master's Thesis Projects

A Master’s thesis is an extended written analysis of a topic in communication studies, chosen by the student according to interests and academic experience.