Department of Communication

M.A. in Communication, Admission Requirements

 

Applications are considered for admission in both the Fall and Spring semester. Generally speaking, the Department will consider complete applications for regular admission as late as July for 1 for the Fall Semester, and Dec. 1 for the Spring semester. However, it is strongly recommended that potential graduate students submit their application materials as early as possible to avoid last minute difficulties that could delay admission for a semester or more. This is particularly true for international applicants. Potential international students are encouraged to apply by May 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission in order to allow time for transcripts and other documents to be processed and to provide enough lead-time for visas and travel arrangements to be made.

Successful applicants must have a baccalaureate in Communication or a related discipline by the end of the semester in which they apply. In addition, the minimum cumulative GPA for regular admission to the graduate program in communication is 3.25 on a 4-point scale. International students must score at least 600 on the paper-based version of the TOEFL exam, or the equivalent of other versions of the test, in order to be considered for admission. In addition to these requirements, each applicant must submit three letters of recommendation, at least two of which specifically address the applicant's potential to succeed in graduate studies in communication (letters that address academic potential must be provided by individuals who can accurately assess it, such as previous instructors, professors, etc.). For further information, please contact the Graduate Director.