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How to Apply

Students may apply to the Master of Arts in Communication program by visiting the the Graduate School website. The priority deadline for the graduate program application is March 1, and highest consideration for acceptance and funding will be given to those that apply by that deadline. 

Admissions Criteria
The requirements for regular admission into the Master of Arts in Communication program are given below. The program director has the ability to modify the application requirements if the student demonstrates exceptional academic performance and/or possesses a significant amount of professional experience.

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution; minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of at least 300, and an analytical writing score of 4.0 or better
  • Acceptable undergraduate or graduate coursework in communication or a closely related discipline
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic references
  • A writing sample (that best demonstrates your academic and research proficiency)
  • A personal statement outlining your background and goals

Transfer Credit
A maximum of 12 graduate credit hours may be transferred into the program from regionally accredited institutions. All transfer credit requests are evaluated by the Department of Communication Graduate Committee.