How to Apply

Admission to our graduate programs is based on review by our Graduate Studies Committee.  To be competitive, please plan to apply by December 1 for the upcoming Autumn Semester.

The Graduate School, upon the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Communication, admits students to graduate study in Communication. Recommendations for admission are based on seven factors:

  1. The applicant's statement of interest and intent with regard to a graduate program in the School of Communication;
  2. Detailed resume;
  3. At least three letters of recommendation;
  4. Cumulative undergraduate grade point average;
  5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
  6. Scores on the general aptitude sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); and
  7. Writing sample or other evidence of potential for success in graduate study.

In the case of international students whose first language is not English, there are additional requirements.

All of the requirements specified above are described in more detail on our handout which can be accessed here:

PDF icon Application instructions.pdf


Due to the ongoing pandemic, and the unavailability of the GRE in mainland China and Iran, applicants from these countries can still apply and be considered for admission without submission of official GRE test scores.  Applicants in this situation will still be fully reviewed for admission and evaluated on the basis of their other application materials.


Click here to apply for Autumn Semester 2021!


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