General Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for admission to College of Communication graduate programs. To be admitted, applicants must demonstrate, through past academic or professional work, a capacity for achievement. The College of Communication looks at each application as a unique presentation of a candidate's profile and will consider a variety of information sources. Students applying to any of the​​ College of Communication graduate programs must:

  • Have earned a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited higher education institution
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Submit letters of recommendation
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit a statement of purpose or answer essay questions
  • Submit GRE scores (for Public Relations and Advertising applicants only)

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements, here are the program-specific admission requirements for each graduate program in the College of Communication: 

Information For International Students

International students must meet additional requirements and must apply four to six weeks before the published application deadlines. Learn more​ about graduate admission information for international students. 

Contact Us

Our mailing address is: 

Office of Graduate Admission
College of Communication
DePaul University
2400 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-2215

For questions regarding admission requirements, please call (773) 325-4405 or email us at