To apply to the MA in Communication program, you must go through the Baylor Graduate School’s online application portal. If you were not previously a Baylor student with a Baylor ID, you will be prompted to create a GoGrad account in order to complete the online application.


In addition to the online application form, your application for admission should include the following elements:

  • personal statement of your academic interests and professional goals (approximately 750 words)
  • writing sample reflective of your scholarly writing abilities (e.g., synthesis of research; ability to analyze and evaluate concepts; argumentation)
  • Graduate Record Exam(GRE) scores
  • Three letters of recommendation(at least two from faculty) speaking to your abilities to thrive in graduate studies
  • Portfolio of creative/production work samples
  • Official transcripts of all college/university work

There is also a $50 application fee (applications cannot be reviewed until the fee is paid). International students are also required to submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores unless they have received a degree from a U.S. accredited institution of higher education. 




Fall Enrollment (funding priority)

To be considered for funding and fall enrollment, applications should be received on or before February 1. The majority of students begin the program in the fall when teaching assistantships and scholarships are competitively awarded. The final application deadline for fall enrollment is May 1


Spring Enrollment

Occasionally, students begin the program in the spring. The application deadline for spring enrollment is October 1. If you are interested in applying for spring enrollment, please contact Graduate Program Director Dr. Lacy McNamee to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of spring entry.