Requirements: MA in Global Communications (48 credits)

Requirements and credit counts differ for the various Master’s programs at AUP. Please note that all requirements from previous years can be found in our archive catalogs.

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00. Students with a GPA of less than 3.00 will be placed on probation. Only two grades of C (or C+) may be counted towards an M.A. degree. Students do not earn credit for grades below C.

All courses carry four credits unless otherwise noted. 

 

Core courses (16 credits)

Course Code Course Name

CM5001

 GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS
Select three courses from the following list
Course Code Course Name
CM5002 BRANDS AND BELIEF
CM5003 CULTURAL DIVERSITY & GLOBALIZATION
CM5004 GLOBAL DIGITAL CULTURES
 CM5005 IDENTITY FORMATION IN A TRANSNAT'L WORLD
CM5025 COMMUNICATION & THE GLOBAL PUBLIC SPHERE
CM5026 POLITICS & ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL MEDIA
CM5097 GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

Electives (24 credits)

Course Code Course Name
Elective 1 Any graduate-level CM course. Two modules may be taken to replace a course.
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5
Elective 6

 

INTERNSHIP OR THESIS (8 credits)

End-level completions are either a thesis or internship. 

Course Code Course Name
[course:cm5098:code]
or [course:cm5095:code]
Internship
Thesis Project

 

RECOMMENDED TIMELINE (FALL ENTRY)

FALL SPRING SUMMER FALL
2 core courses 2 core courses 2 elective courses Internship/Thesis*
2 elective courses 2 elective courses    
16 credits 16 credits 8 credits 8 credits

 

RECOMMENDED TIMELINE (SPRING ENTRY)

SPRING SUMMER FALL SPRING
2 core courses 2 elective courses 2 core courses Internship/Thesis*
2 elective courses   2 elective courses  
16 credits 8 credits 16 credits 8 credits

 

ACCELERATED TIMELINE

IMPORTANT NOTE: STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE THIS OPTION UPON APPROVAL FROM THEIR ACADEMIC ADVISOR
1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER 3RD SEMESTER
2 core courses 2 core courses 2 elective courses
2 elective courses 2 elective courses Internship/Thesis*
16 credits 16 credits 16 credits

 

* The length of the internship or thesis may vary, however—many students choose to take additional time for these components.