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Communication & Journalism Department|Graduate student information

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Communication and Journalism
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3904
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-3122
Fax: (307) 766-5293
Email: cojoofc@uwyo.edu
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COJO GRADUATE SCHOOL BACKGROUND

The University of Wyoming COJO Graduate Program is a scholarly program that turns bright students into knowledgeable, academically grounded, independent-thinking communicators.  The degree provides a solid foundation for your next step whether it is to pursue a Ph.D., teach at a college, work for a non-profit organization, or enter private industry.

The master's degree in communication and media is grounded in the social science tradition and is awarded in recognition of independent scholarship in the field.  Students gain academic knowledge through their courses, which is applied to the thesis or project. Four required courses in theory and method insure a solid research base on which students build their individual research.  Required classes are completed in the first year so that the second year is used to develop and complete the thesis or project. A typical schedule for a full-time student includes:

Fall, Year 1:

  • COJO 5080 – Research II, Qualitative Research Methods (required).
  • COJO 5800 – Foundations of Journalism and Communication (required).
  • COJO Elective or theory class (to meet theory requirement).
  • Graduate Assistants add 1 hour of Practicum.

 Spring, Year 1:

  • COJO 5070 – Research I, Quantitative Research Methods (required).
  • COJO Elective or theory class (to meet theory requirement).
  • COJO Elective.
  • Graduate Assistants add 1 hour of Practicum.

Fall, Year 2:

  • COJO 5890 – Independent Study (to develop thesis/project prospectus)
  • COJO Elective.
  • COJO Elective.
  • Graduate Assistants add 1 hour of Practicum.

 Spring, Year 2:

  • COJO 5960 – Thesis Research for Plan A or
  • COJO Electives/Additional classes for Plan B
  • Graduate Assistants add 1 hour of Practicum.


 

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