No single requirement will preclude a student from gaining admission.
Undergraduate cumulative GPA should be at least 3.0 (Students with less than a 3.0
may be reviewed for provisional admission at the department's discretion).
Undergraduate major preparation. Students in majors other than Communications or its
related areas would be advised as to possible Communication Studies remedial undergraduate
All candidates must have had courses or experience: public speaking, communication
theory, and communications (or related) research.
Students with an undergraduate GPA of a 3.5 or higher are exempt from taking the GRE
Writing sample of work submitted by the student in response to past assignments, job
activity, or creative endeavors.
Two letters of recommendation.
One official transcript from every undergraduate institute attended.
A goals statement written on the topic "How Does Communication Knowledge Bridge My
Past Experience with My Future Plans?"
Three additional items may be used to support an application for admission:
Interview with the department
Work experience that indicates communication skill
Extra or co-curricular activities
Other Important Information
Courses in Communication Studies provide students with an understanding of and experience
in human message-making exchanges. Cognizant of its roots in oral rhetoric, the Department
expects each student to develop effective presentational ability. Most areas of study
are directly applicable to influence systems, interpersonal and public relationships,
opinion-making, cultural awareness, mass communication, conflict resolution, and career