Recent M.S. Theses & Projects
M.S. students must complete a research thesis or a research project as a part of their master’s degree program.
Plan A: Research Theses
Below is a list of some recent research theses. Students select the topic of their thesis based on their personal research interests and in consultation with Journalism and Media Communication faculty members. Copies of these theses may be accessed through the CSU Digital Repository, an open showcase of CSU student work.
Howerton, Leslie. Walk like a man: A content analysis of anti-sexual violence websites for men.
Stewart, Megan. Discourse analysis of media coverage of climate change.
Girerd-Barclay, Lena. The promotion of breastfeeding in Malaysia–what works, what doesn’t, and why?
Parker-Renga, Teddy. Communication about noxious weeds among property owners in Teton County, Wyoming.
Ashley, Stephanie. Exploring Facebook as an online support group for smoking cessation.
Muncy, Rhema. A philosophical collision: media ethics meets neuroscience.
Van Wyngarden, Katharine. New participation, new perspectives?: Young adults’ political engagement using Facebook.
Huang, Chen-Yi. Perceptions of product blogs in Taiwan.
Larsen, Jessica. Adolescents and nutrition information-seeking: The role of the internet.
Morrissey, Bridget. Optimistic bias in relation to hurricane risk.
Plan B: Research Project
Below is a list of some recent research projects. Copies of these projects are not publicly accessible because of the proprietary nature of the information.
Sintek, Kaci. (2013). Analysis of the online and print readership for a specialized sports magazine.
Halladay, K. (2011). Analysis of the online audience for a specialized livestock magazine.
Adams, Amanda. (2010). Investigation of the communication and documentation needs of technical communicators at a large, multinational technology company.
Schnider, Kathy. (2009). Development of a curriculum guide about fire ecology for middle-school science teachers in the Pacific Northwest.
Gibbs, A.T. (2008). Website usability study for an education association.