Program Admission Requirements
An undergraduate major in one of the following fields is recommended: business, education, media, multimedia, communications, English, psychology, sociology, linguistics, or liberal arts. In addition, students are expected to have demonstrable competence in written, verbal, and visual forms of communication.
In addition to meeting the university admissions requirements, applicants must:
1. have completed the following prerequisites (or equivalent) with a grade of “C” or better:
a. Students pursuing the Communication Studies sequence - COMS3101
b. Students pursuing the Media Communication sequence - MCOM4520 MCOM4740 or MCOM5702; and MCOM4230 or MCOM4731.
2. have earned a GPA of 2.75 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work. Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements or who have graduated from non-grade baccalaureate programs may be conditionally admitted. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained for the first nine credit hours of work completed. If a 3.0 GPA is not maintained, the student must petition the Communication and Training program for continued enrollment.
3. submit a Personal Statement. In this two-page essay, students should consider which of the three tracks (COMS; MCOM; HPT) they will be focusing on in their studies in the graduate Communication and Training program, and discuss their reasons for enrolling in the program and how they see completing the degree as beneficial to their life.
Applications for the program should be completed by August 1 for the fall term, December 1 for the spring term, and April 1 for the summer term.