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♦ Graduate Faculty
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♦ Info for Current Grad Students
♦ Curriculum Checklist
♦ Summer 2013 Courses
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♦ Literature Concentration
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♦ Online MA Program
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♦Criteria for Thesis Defense
♦Papers in Lieu of Thesis
The Department of Language and Communication has much to offer to its graduate students. Incoming students will enjoy advantages such as a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars, small classes, open discussion forums, and individual attention and guidance from distinguished scholars.
Graduate classes generally consist of a small number of students, resulting in a more collegial and informal classroom style than is possible in larger programs. Many professors conduct graduate classes in a seminar form, thereby maximizing student collaboration and interaction in class discussions and activities.
Many graduate students gain valuable experience as editorial assistants working on research projects, publish their own research, and present their scholarship at professional conferences. Many of these experiences are the direct result of students working one-on-one with faculty members.
Graduates of the Masters program in the Department of Language and Communication have gone on to enroll in prestigious doctoral programs, to work as instructors at community colleges and universities throughout the state and the region, and to succeed in positions secured in business and industry. Graduates of this program leave NSU with writing and research skills that enable them to succeed in their chosen careers.