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Graduate Program in Communication

Admissions Process

We only admit students whose degree objective is the Ph.D. We do not offer a terminal Master's program.

Fall 2022 Deadline

The Communication Department only admits students once per year, for the fall quarter. 

The online application may be found on the Graduate Division's Admissions websiteThe deadline to submit an application for Fall 2022 is December 15, 2021. 


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (undergraduate major does not need to be in Communication)
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent)
  • GRE General Test score requirement is waived (not required) for the Fall 2022 admissions cycle
  • International applicants: Demonstrate English language proficiency

Application Checklist

A completed admissions application includes the items below. All items must be received by the application deadline. Do not mail hard copy materials. All documents must be uploaded and submitted via the online application system.

Admission Decision

All materials must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for admission.
We do not admit on a 'rolling' basis. The review of applications begins after the application deadline.
Applicants are notified of the admission decision via email, usually by the end of February.