Curriculum & Course Descriptions
Gonzaga’s online or on-campus M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies (COML) curriculum encourages students to push boundaries, think critically, and develop a personal sense of leadership. Our program helps students become more effective communicators in their communities and organizations. While rooted in communication research, the COML curriculum is practical and students develop skills that are immediately applicable to their career and life.
Here you can explore the course descriptions for the M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies (COML) Program. These courses are designed to foster student engagement, networking and brainstorming, and equip students with applicable skills they can put to immediate use. The COML curriculum builds on the educational philosophies of John Dewey and Ignatius Loyola through pragmatism, experience and action, and learning by doing. Students often say, “I needed that course at that time in my life.” This thrills us because this is exactly how faculty designed the program. Furthermore, small class sizes create an environment that is ideal for meaningful interaction with both professors and fellow students.
30 semester credits are required to complete M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies (36 for students who entered prior to Fall 2015):
- 12 credits in Theory & Practice Core Courses
- 12 credits in Communication Electives
- 6 credits in Capstone Requirements
- Concentrations listed below