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Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

Make an original and substantial contribution to the field

  • Advance communication theory

Think originally and independently

  • Identify new research opportunities within the field

Demonstrate advanced research skills

  • Critically evaluate one’s own findings and those of others  
  • Synthesizing existing knowledge 
  • Identifying and accessing appropriate resources

Demonstrate commitment to advancing the values of scholarship

  • Keeping abreast of advances within one’s field and related areas
  • Showing commitment to professional development via professional societies, publication, and knowledge transfer
  • Supporting learning via teaching, mentoring, and demonstration 

Demonstrate professional skills by adhering to ethical standards in the discipline, and by listening to, giving and receiving feedback effectively