Graduate Admission

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 and satisfactory scores on the GRE. 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 current application deadlines and procedures. International students are required to complete the TOEFL with a 550 or better or show comparable evidence of competence in English.

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 via the "Apply Yourself" (AY) system. You can begin the application process by visiting the Graduate College mainpage and choosing the "Apply to Graduate School" icon by visiting the Graduate College site.

Required Application Materials

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

  • Completed application
  • GRE scores
  • All transcripts
  • A writing sample
  • 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
  • TOEFL scores if international student
  • GTA form if applicant wants to be considered for funding