Accelerated Degree Program | Communication Studies

Accelerated Degree Program

The Department of Communication Studies now offers a BA to MA Accelerated Degree Program (ADP). Students admitted to the ADP may count up to 12 hours of graduate-level coursework toward both the BA and MA degrees in Communication Studies.

If you are interested in the ADP, we recommend that you contact a CST advisor not later than the beginning of the spring semester of your junior year. We also recommend that you complete CST 300 during the fall, spring, or summer of your junior year.

Admission Details

To apply to the ADP, a student must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 hours earned at UNCG, must have completed at least 60 semester credits, and must be at least a junior.

Additionally, a Communication Studies student must have a 3.5 GPA in at least 15 CST hours, including CST 300. Full application requirements may be found in the UNCG Catalog.

Interested students should visit the Communication Studies section of the UNCG Catalog for more information and speak to a Communication Studies advisor or the Graduate Program Director.

Application Requirements

  • Professional Statement explaining how the CST MA program aligns with your personal, academic, and professional goals.  For more details click
  • An academic or professional style writing sample, preferably a research paper written for a prior course in Communication Studies or a related discipline.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • Interview