The goal of the paper is for students to leave the MS CCM program with a high-level writing sample that can be submitted for a future Ph D application. Similar to how we try to optimize flexibility for students in terms of the classes they can take to tailor their specialization, we also try our best to let students have a pretty free reign in the research paper they decide to build out and revise.
Students can take a paper they wrote in a research methods course, or a consumer culture or political communication course—any topic that is within the realm of communication, culture, and media.
Each student sits down with the academic advisor to create an individualized plan of study.
The MS CCM program is an interdisciplinary program, spanning the areas of communication, sociology, and anthropology–it also includes areas in political science, gender studies, and linguistics and semiotics.
We welcome our students to create their own independent studies with faculty, as well.
I think what also helps to keep our faculty mentorship strong within the program is our prioritization of small class sizes.
She also earned an MS in Higher Education from Drexel University.
She recently completed the BS in Nursing program at Drexel University.
The best way to cultivate and grow these relationships is to schedule one-on-one meetings and take advantage of faculty member office hours.
As Advisor, I am well connected not just to faculty in CCM program but also to faculty and staff across Drexel.