Graduate Admissions

The Master of Arts degree in Communication is a multidisciplinary degree designed to prepare communication professionals and academicians for the demands of the twenty-first century. Required core classes are designed to provide coherence to the multidisciplinary offerings of the program by providing an overview of the communications field and by introducing concepts common and debated in all areas of communication.

The Ph.D. in Communication Studies is mainly designed to prepare students for positions in academia, but also equips those seeking professional advancement in research-based communication industry careers.

For more information for prospective students click here.

How to Apply

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When applying to our graduate programs, you will be submitting all the documentation to the Graduate Office; the Department does not gather any paperwork, so please do not send any documents to the department, as they will not be processed.

Apply by the following deadlines, which vary by degree:

March 15 for MA Program
– Fall Admission
October 15 for MA Program
– Spring Admission
December 1 (Priority Deadline for PhD)
– Fall Admission
February 10 (Regular Deadline for PhD)
– Fall Admission

Apply for Assistantship

Fill out and submit the Application for Graduate Assistantship form.

Get Accepted

Nobody likes to wait, but unfortunately this is your next step. You will eventually be notified regarding your acceptance, but you can always check your application’s status online.

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If you are accepted by the department, you will need to accept the offer and then make plans to join us downtown. The department should be in contact with you with updates on the start of the semester and what you need to do next.

Contact Us

In-Person: Walk-in daily from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, 3 – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Map: Office of Graduate Services

Main Office Number: 404-413-5040