Women's Studies AB/Communication Studies MA

Students with Master's degrees in Communication Studies have pursued careers at the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Mental Health, and a variety of other government agencies. They have also pursued careers in political campaigns, pharmaceutical sales, social movements, personnel offices, corporate training, and public relations. Students also pursue doctoral degrees and teach at major universities.

Admission to Program

Please contact the Program Advisor via email before expressing interest or applying to this program.

Be a current WMST major of at least junior standing with a minimum WMST GPA of 3.5 and a 3.0 GPA overall.

Students who have completed the following courses with a grade of 3.0 or higher:
• 2 upper-level (3000- or 4000-level) WMST courses
• STAT 2000


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

COMM 8500 or COMM 8200, 3
COMM 8700 or COMM 8300, 3
Graduate Elective, 3
Graduate Elective, 3

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Admission decisions are based on a holistic examination of credentials presented including previous academic performance (e.g., transcripts), three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a statement of objectives. To be admitted to the M.A. program, students should have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, as well as strong letters and a very good writing sample.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Kelly Happe
  • Email: khappe@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4202
  • Address: 629 Caldwell Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Women's Studies A.B.
  • Department/College: Institute for Women's Studies

Advising Contact

  • Name: Cecilia Herles
  • Email: cherles@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-0734
  • Address: 0018 Gilbert Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Communication Studies M.A.
  • Department/College: Communication Studies

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dr. Analisa Arroyo
  • Email: arroyo@uga.edu
  • Phone: -
  • Address: 619 Caldwell Hall