Jan 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Accelerated Program B.A. in Communication Studies or B.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication/M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication


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The M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication program and the B.A. programs in the School of Communication offer an accelerated program option for undergraduates that enables students to begin taking M.S. coursework in their senior year and receive a master of science degree within one year of finishing their undergraduate studies (4 years B.A. plus 1 year M.S.). The accelerated option is open to Communication Studies and Strategic and Corporate Communication majors as long as they have satisfied the prerequisites for the program and meet the admissions requirements. Accelerated students are eligible for graduate research assistantship awards and, once their undergraduate degree is conferred, can apply for graduate teaching assistantships. Both types of awards defray the cost of the M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication program.

Chapman students can apply to the M.S. program during their junior year. Students will receive conditional admission to the program, pending completion of their B.A. degree. If accepted to the M.S. program, students can take up to 12 graduate credits during their senior year as an undergraduate student that can be used to satisfy both the undergraduate graduation requirements and count toward the M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication degree.

B.A. in Communication Studies Admission Procedures

Applicants for Chapman University's Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication program must meet the following criteria.

  1. Completion of the following courses: COM 100, 101, 110, 151, 210, 295 and 314 by the end of the spring semester of their junior year. These courses:
  • Must have been taken at Chapman University.
  • May only have been taken once.
  • Must have been taken for a letter grade.
  • Must compute to a core GPA ≥ 3.300.
  1. Before February 1 of the junior year, the student seeking early admission must schedule an interview with graduate director, Dr. Keith Weber (kweber@chapman.edu) and the School's graduate program coordinator, Amy Rogeness (rogeness@chapman.edu or 714-744-7046) to review requirements and establish a plan to successfully complete the requirements for admission.

Students meeting the stated requirements will be eligible for admission to the Health and Strategic Communication M.S. program on a conditional basis until the following criteria for admission are complete.

  • Completion of COM 498 (Senior Seminar).
  • All B.A. in Communication Studies degree requirements are completed and degree is conferred by the University.
  • Cumulative GPA at graduation ≥ 3.300.

B.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication Admission Procedures

Applicants for Chapman University's Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication program must meet the following criteria.

  1. Completion of the following courses: COM 151, 210, 310, SCC 100, 200, 295, and 305 by the end of the spring semester of their junior year. These courses:
  • Must have been taken at Chapman University.
  • May only have been taken once.
  • Must have been taken for a letter grade.
  • Must compute to a core GPA ≥ 3.300.
  1. Before February 1 of the junior year, the student seeking early admission must schedule an interview with graduate director, Dr. Keith Weber (kweber@chapman.edu) and the School's graduate program coordinator, Amy Rogeness (rogeness@chapman.edu or 714-744-7046) to review requirements and establish a plan to successfully complete the requirements for admission.

Students meeting the stated requirements will be eligible for admission to the Health and Strategic Communication M.S. program on a conditional basis until the following criteria for admission are complete.

  • Completion of SCC 498 (Senior Seminar).
  • All B.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication degree requirements are completed and degree is conferred by the University.
  • Cumulative GPA at graduation ≥ 3.300.

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