A bachelor's degree, or equivalent, is required for admission to this program. 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. Admission decisions are based on the following:
- One official undergraduate transcript (minimum grade point average 3.0 on a 4-point scale).
- Online application form and fee.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores in verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing.
- Professional resume.
- Two writing samples that demonstrate an applicant’s ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a variety of audiences. One wro
- Applicant responses to four personal essay questions.
- Three recommendation forms, along with current letters of recommendation, written by faculty members and/or work supervisors familiar with the applicant's academic and/or professional achievements.
- The graduate program director and/or the admission committee may request an interview.
- An English language examination is required for applicants who have completed their undergraduate education outside the USA; a minimum TOEFL paper-based score of 590 (or 243 computer-based or 96 for an Internet test with no section under 22) is necessary for admission.
Priority consideration is given to applicants who submit application materials by March 15 for Fall admission and October 1 for Winter admission. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. New students begin the program in the Fall Quarter or Winter Quarter only.