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College of Mass Communications and Information Studies


Admission Guidelines

If you're applying to our master's program, start by gathering your materials and information. Applications are processed by the university's Graduate School. 

To apply, you'll need:

  • Your official score from the GRE.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from an academic source.
  • Your official academic transcript.
  • Your resume.
  • Your Statement of Objectives, which explains why you are applying.
  • Optional: Your application for a Graduate Assistantship.

Competency requirement:

Applicants must be competent in statistical reasoning. If you haven't completed a course in descriptive or inferential statistics, we offer one in the summer as part of our Camp Carolina. You also can take one during your first or second semester of graduate school.

Acceptance:

Once you've completed your application, submit your forms and documentation to the Graduate School, along with your application fee. Your proposal won't be reviewed until everything is received. It's best to arrange for document transfers and transcripts well in advance of the application deadline.

Your application will be reviewed by the school's Admissions Committee, which will then make a recommendation to the Graduate School. You will be notified by the Graduate School about the status of your application.

Students who are admitted usually have:

  • At least a 3.0 grade point average
  • A combined GRE score of 300 and a 4.0 analytical writing score.
  • If you're an international student and need to take the Test for English as a Second Language, you'll need a score of at least 100.

Typical students exceed these marks, but exceptions are made for those who are unusually promising in other ways, such as overcoming formidable odds or years of solid professional experience.