Pathway Program | Communication Studies

Pathway Program

Grad Track Pathway - Bachelor's/Master's Program

We offer a graduate Pathway program for high-achieving undergraduate students majoring in Communication Studies. This Pathway program offers the opportunity for outstanding students to advance their careers by pursuing the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a parallel and coordinated program.

Students accepted into the Pathway program can enroll in up to 12 hours of graduate-level coursework to count toward their Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. As a pathway toward the Master's degree, students in this program will first earn their Bachelor's degree and then count these same graduate courses toward their Master's degree in Communication studies. The Pathway program enables strong and motivated students to move more efficiently through their academic career, accelerating the timeline for earning their Bachelor's and Master's degrees.


Students are eligible for acceptance into the program upon completion of 75 undergraduate hours, including COMM 3010 and enrollment in a theory course in Communication Studies.

  • Minimum GPA - 3.5 in Major / 3.5 Overall
  • Completed COMM 3010 with grade of A or B
  • Completed Undergraduate Theory Course in Communication Studies (COMM 4020, COMM 4040, COMM 4060, or COMM 4540) with grade of A or B

Required Application Materials

  • Letter of Application (address your purpose in pursuing graduate study in the Department of Communication Studies, including your professional plans, career goals, and areas of research interest).
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from full faculty/professors in the Department of Communication Studies.
  • Scholarly writing sample from a junior or senior level undergraduate course that demonstrates your proficiency at conducting, reporting, and citing scholarly research.
  • UNT Degree Audit/Transcript.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Suzanne Enck, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication Studies (GAB 332).

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