The communication studies program is housed in Nichols Hall, one of the architectural showpieces of the K-State campus. Facilities include semi-private office accommodations for graduate teaching assistants, a departmental library, seminar room, and practice facilities for debate and forensics activities. The K-State campus is ideally situated for students interested in the study of political communication because of the proximity of the Eisenhower and Truman presidential libraries.
The graduate program in communication studies has been recognized as one of the top graduate programs in communication studies in the midwest region. The graduate faculty is committed to providing every student with individual attention in the planning and conduct of his or her program of study. Classes are small, allowing faculty and students to work closely together on projects of mutual interest. Graduate students may also work with K-States nationally recognized debate and forensics programs.
Students may elect either a thesis or nonthesis (report) program of study. A masters thesis identifies an original research problem, implements an appropriate methodology and reports and interprets its findings. Completion of a thesis project demonstrates the students ability to carry out sustained, independent research that makes an original contribution to the discipline. A masters report is an academic essay that reviews and analyzes research literature within the discipline. Completion of a report project demonstrates the students ability to interpret and synthesize scholarly literature in a given subject area.
* Introduction to Communication Research Methods
* Perspectives on Communication
* Classical Rhetorical Theory
and one of the following:
* Rhetorical Criticism
* Experimental Research in Communication Studies
* Field Research in Communication Studies
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:
* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.
Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.
Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.
Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.