- Why Communication?
- What are the undergraduate communication courses that I would have to take?
- What would my course schedule look like?
- What types of career paths have former graduates pursued?
- What are the skills developed by Communication majors?
- What could I do with a degree in Communication?
- Who is my advisor?
- Are scholarships available?
- Graduate Students
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Graduate Students Admission
Admission to Graduate School
To earn graduate-level credit, you must formally apply to, and be officially admitted by, the University of Arkansas Graduate School. The Graduate School requires a non-refundable fee with an application for admission. You must also provide two official copies of your transcripts from every college and university attended. The University of Arkansas Graduate School Catalog provides a detailed description of admission requirements for graduate study.
Graduate School Requirements
How do I apply to the Graduate School?
Go to the Graduate School's website and complete the necessary forms
International Student (including resident aliens) whose native language is not English, and who do not have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. graduate school, must submit a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Unconditional admission requires a minimum score of 550 on a TOEFL test taken within two years before the requested semester of admission. International applicants must submit all material by May 1 for fall semester admission, by October 1 for the spring semester, and by March 1 for the summer session. To learn more about regulations for international students, contact the Graduate School at (479) 575-4401 or visit the International Students Office
Financial Aid programs at the University of Arkansas are designed to provide partial or full support in helping meet the costs of graduate education. There are many different programs available. More detailed information is available at the Office of Student Financial Services at (479) 575-3806 or toll free (800) 377-8632.
Admission into the Department of Communication
|It is important to note that admission to graduate standing in the Graduate School does not automatically constitute acceptance in any specific program of study. To pursue a graduate degree in communication, you must also be accepted in the program after gaining regular admission to the Graduate School.
For consideration of admission to the MA degree program in Communication, you must provide the department with a writing sample, which may be an essay or research paper that you wrote for an undergraduate or graduate class, your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score, and a brief admissions essay. In the essay please state, as precisely as you can, your goals for your graduate education, the interests you have in the field of communication, and the subject areas or specific projects you wish to research while enrolled as a graduate student in the department.
A student entering graduate studies should have a minimum of 24 semester hours in undergraduate credit in Communication (or a closely related area). However, the Department of Communication regularly admits students with fewer than 24 hours in Communication. Students lacking adequate preparation in their undergraduate degrees are strongly encouraged to enroll in classes to address these deficiencies during their first semester(s) in the graduate program. Those classes can be selected in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator or the student’s advisor, but should come from 3000-level Communication courses. Those hours do not count in the required hours for the Master’s degree.
For consideration of admission to the MA degree program in Communication, you must provide the department with a writing sample (which may be an essay or research paper that you wrote for an undergraduate or graduate class), three (3) letters of recommendation, your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score, and a brief admissions essay. In the essay please state, as precisely as you can, your goals for your graduate education, the interests you have in the field of communication, and the subject areas or specific projects you wish to research while enrolled as a graduate student in the department.