A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent, is required for admission to the M.A. program. To be admitted, applicants must demonstrate, through past academic 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. Admission decisions for the Organizational and Multicultural Communication program will be based on the following:
- An official undergraduate transcripts (minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
- Online application and application fee
- A writing sample (preferably a research paper that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to synthesize and criticize scholarly work)
- Four personal essays (see online application packet).
- Two current letters of recommendation written by faculty members and/or work supervisors familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional achievements.
- A professional resume
- GRE scores are not required, but may be submitted to strengthen an application.
- Conditional acceptance may require receiving a B or better in one or more of the following:
- CMNS 501: Communication in Cultural Contexts – one of the core classes
- CMNS 541: Organizational Communication and Culture – one of the core classes
- An English language examination is required for applicants who have completed their undergraduate education outside the USA; a minimum TOEFL score of 96 (internet version) with each section score at 22 or higher; 243 (computer version) or 590 (paper version) is necessary for admission.
We currently admit students during Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters. The application deadline for Autumn Quarter is May 15. The application deadline for Winter Quarter is November 2. The application deadline for Spring Quarter is February 15. Applications received after these dates will be considered for the following quarter admission.