Frequently Asked Questions

Master of Arts in Communication

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Please click here to begin the application process. Within the application portal you can send recommendation requests, upload documents, and check your admission status.

We make rolling admission decisions year round, so there is no specific deadline. However, the earlier an application is submitted, the better — particularly for students wanting to apply for a Graduate Assistantship.

Yes, the $65 application fee can be paid within your application portal.

No, our GRE test score admission requirement is currently waived due to COVID-19.

An appropriate purpose statement is 2-3 pages, double spaced.

No prerequisites are required.

Yes, undergraduate papers that include academic sources are welcome.


Students can apply for a fall (August) or spring (January) entry term.

The program is typically 2 years (with summer breaks), but students have completed the program in 1.5 years by taking summer courses.

Yes, students can enroll part time.

Yes.  Please click here to see the degree plan and course offerings.

For cost information, please visit the  MA in Communication website and review the “Degree Details” section.

Yes. Admitted students can apply for a departmental scholarship.

Yes. GAs work 20 hours per week for the Department of Communication and Sociology.  Please click here to learn more about this opportunity!

Yes. Students have a thesis option as well as opportunities to participate in regional and national conferences.

Yes. Our department offers a 5-week study abroad trip to Oxford, England every other year.

Absolutely! Please click here to learn more about upcoming Open Houses or to schedule a campus visit.

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