Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2022

Admission Requirements

Students can be admitted with degrees in any field. Admissions requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or better from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools
  • Three references that can address the applicant’s capacity to complete a course of graduate study and succeed in journalism or related fields. If the applicant is a student who has graduated within the last two years, at least one letter must be from a faculty member with whom the applicant has studied. If the applicant has been working as a journalist, at least one letter must be from an editor or supervisor familiar with the applicant’s work
  • A 500-word personal statement
  • Optional: GRE scores
  • Optional: Portfolio of journalistic or other relevant work (2 samples)
  • International students who trained in non-English-speaking schools and live in a non-English-speaking country are required to take the TOEFL exam

A committee consisting of the Graduate Program Director and three program faculty will evaluate all applications, including exceptions to the requirements.

Applicants may be invited to interview via video conference.