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How to Apply

Ready to jump into graduate work in communication studies? Here are a few things you’ll need to do. First of all, you must complete the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE) to be eligible for admission to the program. You need to meet the admission requirements of Ball State’s Graduate School, which includes submission of:

For admission to the communication studies graduate program, you’ll need to submit:

  • a report of your GRE scores
  • a one-to-two-page letter of introduction, intent, and goals
  • a sample of your writing (five to 10 pages, academic writing preferred)
  • three letters of reference

 To learn more, attend the Department of Communication Studies information session on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Register Now!

Ball State’s Graduate School requires that you have either a 2.75 overall undergraduate grade point average or a 3.0 GPA in the last half of your undergraduate work.

If your undergraduate work doesn’t meet this standard, it’s still possible to be admitted on a probationary basis if the department supports your petition for probationary status. To qualify for probationary admission, you must have at least a 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA and have scored at the 35th percentile or higher on both the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

Once admitted, you’ll have to earn at least a B in each course in a 9-credit program of study as determined by the director of graduate studies. That will allow you to move from probationary admission to full admission status.

For more information, contact Glen Stamp, the Communication Studies department’s Director of Graduate Studies.