Admission Requirements

Your admission to the graduate program is contingent, in part, on at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA during the last two years of undergraduate studies. Your undergraduate degree does not need to be in communication, however, you may need to take additional course work to prepare for the advanced graduate degree.

International Students

International students should check with the Graduate College for requirements for admission including English Proficiency.

Application Submission Directions


If you are interested in applying for the M.A. program in Communication Studies, please submit ALL application materials to the Graduate College through the Grad Rebel Gateway system. You can begin the application process by visiting the Graduate College mainpage and choosing the "Apply" button near the top of the page or by going directly to the Grad Rebel Gateway Portal.


Required Application Materials

Applicants, in the appropriate sections in the AY application system, please include/upload the following:

  • Completed graduate college application
  • All transcripts
  • 1-2 writing samples
  • 3 letters of recommendation (at least two from academic sources) with waiver forms
  • A 1-2 page personal statement describing your educational experience, goals, and interest in our program
  • English proficiency scores if international student
  • GTA form if applicant wants to be considered for funding (includes CV)