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.Learn More about Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Check here for admission criteria and how to apply to the graduate program.
Attention Prospective Graduate Students
The Department of Communication Studies at San Francisco State is proud to belong to Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
Advancement to Candidacy (ATC)
A student advances to candidacy when all courses are complete and a proposal for a culminating experience has been approved.
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.
- 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.
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.