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  • The School of Journalism will work on a "rolling application deadline" system
  1.  Application Deadlines for Early Enrollment: Spring – November 1 | Fall – February 1
  2. August 1 (Fall late enrollment)  | January 2 (Spring late enrollment)  | May 15 (Summer late enrollment)
  • One official transcript of all college-level courses. (from each college attended) Expected GPA: 3.0 or above. Submit to gapc@ku.edu
  • Scores on the Graduate Records Examination. GRE: 75th percentile in verbal score (158), quantitative score (136) and 75th percentile in analytical writing score (4.5). Joint MSJ/JD applicants must submit LSAT scores. Tests must have been taken within the last five years.
  • A current resume
  • Three letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s abilities. At least one reference must be an academic reference if you have been out of school less than 5 years.
  • Marketing Communications applicants must also submit three Writing Samples or Samples of Professional Work that reflect your years of experience.
  • International Students are required to submit TOEFL scores.
  • International Students are required to submit evidence of financial support.

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The Journalism Career Center helps J-School students explore their career options and find internships and jobs. Patty Noland, the J-School's Career Development Coordinator, is ready to help you at any stage in your college career—whether you're just beginning to explore the possibilities or you're ready to enter the job market. 

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Best ad staff in the nation: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. —College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers
85 percent of classes have fewer than 50 students
2nd place: Hearst Foundation “College Pulitzers” national writing contest, 2011
Top-ranked teachers, including National Journalism Teacher of the Year Doug Ward
71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Students prepare marketing projects for Sprint, Coca-Cola, NASA, and other corporations
81 percent of 2011 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
—University of Georgia study