Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communications Admission


  • Fall enrollment application deadline: Dec. 1

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

  • Graduate application: Apply at the Graduate Admissions website.

  • Application fee (nonrefundable): degree-seeking, domestic: $65; degree-seeking, international: $85

  • Resume or CV.

  • An official transcript from the undergraduate degree-granting institution AND all previous graduate credit, including the master's degree, sent electronically to the Graduate Application Processing Center. A hard copy is acceptable if the institution cannot send electronic transcripts. 

  • A copy of the master’s thesis and other examples of research and scholarship, preferably by PDF. Links to online articles are acceptable.

  • Candidates will be required to answer a survey in their application related to their research focus area.

  • Appropriate references from three persons, including the master’s advisor, if possible.

  • International students are required to submit TOEFL scores.

  • International students are required to submit evidence of financial support.

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