ERIC Number: ED337827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Inclusive Study of Central States Communication Association Masters Program, 1988: A Quantitative Study.
Bauer, Michael H.; And Others
A study investigated how masters programs in communication departments which are members of the Central States Communication Association compare to other schools and masters programs. Questionnaires were answered by 28 Speech Communication departmental members of the 1988 Central States Communication Association. Findings included the following: (1) there were an average of 41.31 masters students per institution; (2) 77.75% of the graduate students were in-state residents; (3) 8.27 students were transfers; (4) 1.08 students transferred to another institution to complete their MA or MS; (5) 51.73% of the graduate students came from the same institution's undergraduate program; (6) half of the programs require the G.R.E. (graduate record examination) or another entrance exam; (7) most graduate students were full-time; (8) most programs offered courses in interpersonal communication, organizational communication, rhetorical/communication, speech communication education, and public address theory; (9) the average graduate with a thesis requires 45.57 quarter hours to graduate; (10) most schools do not require a thesis; (11) no programs required a foreign language; (12) most graduates do not later enter a Ph.D. program in Speech Communication; (13) most graduates find employment in speech communication; and (14) there were an average of 11.27 graduate faculty per institution. (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central States Speech Association; Speech Communication Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 1991). Best available copy.