Coterminal M.A. in Communication

Application Deadline: February 2, 2017 at 3:00pm. Recommenders have until February 5, 2017 to submit their online recommendation letters. 

A $125 application fee will be assessed for each coterminal application. This fee will be added to the student’s university bill once the applicant has been admitted and accepted the offer of admission. 

Admission decisions will be communicated via email approximately two to three weeks after the application deadline. Admitted students should communicate their response to the offer of admission by sending an email to the Student Services Manager no later than the deadline indicated in the acceptance email. 

What is the Coterminal Program in Communication?

The Coterminal M.A. Degree Program in Communication is a small program that permits current Stanford undergraduates to study for a bachelor’s and a master’s degree simultaneously. The program provides a broad introduction to scholarly literature in mass communication. Applicants choose from two tracks within the coterminal program: Media Studies or Journalism.

Which undergraduate majors constitute an appropriate preparation for the coterminal program?

The following majors are some of those that best provide a grounding in a theoretical tradition relevant to the study of communication: communication, computer science, economics, English, history, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, STS, sociology, and symbolic systems.