Speech Communication Master Degree

Graduate Program

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the communication MA program are as follows: 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale on all upper-division course work.
  3. A writing sample from undergraduate work, such as a term paper. If significant time passed since an applicant was an undergraduate and access to previous work is inaccessible, the department will provide a writing prompt for the applicant to demonstrate writing ability at the graduate level.
  4. Two favorable letters of recommendation.
  5. Additional consideration for admission will be based upon the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, involvement and level of responsibility in non-academic matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and socioeconomic background.
  6. Students who do not have a journalism, mass communication, speech communication, or communication studies major or minor in their undergraduate studies may be required to take leveling courses as determined by the communication graduate faculty.