During the junior year, eligible students must apply for formal admission to the Graduate School (NOTE: This process will not require the GRE) and submit the following to the program director no later than March 2, 2018:
Application, including 2 CSS faculty recommendations and 1 professional recommendation
Personal Statement – The statement should be approximately 2 pages in length and address the applicant’s: (a) goals in pursuing graduate study in the field of communication, (b) academic background and areas of interest in the communication field, and (c) view of his/her qualifications for and preparedness to join the program.
Writing Sample – Scholarly literature review, conceptual paper, and/or empirical study
Interview with joint degree program director to discuss degree planning and goals
During the senior year, students must complete the following in order to continue on in the joint B.A./M.A. program:
Earn a B or higher in each course taken toward completion of the 12 hours of graduate credit in the senior year
Declare a graduate faculty mentor to supervise the thesis project or praxis practicum