Step 1

1. You must be accepted into the Ball State University Graduate School.

Applying to the Graduate School

  • Complete a Graduate School online application.
  • Send official transcripts from any institution other than Ball State where you have taken college-level course work. The minimum GPA for regular admission is 2.75.

You'll be notified in writing when you have been accepted, and the Graduate School will then forward your application and admission letter to the Department of Journalism.

Once you've been accepted, you will need to apply to the EMDD program.

International students must apply through the Rinker Center for International Programs, and are required to submit scores for both the GRE and either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International Language Testing Systems (IELTS). International applicants must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS. In addition, the TOEFL and IELTS scores will be further analyzed for writing skills assessment.

How Long It Takes for Admission

It depends upon the time of year, but the Graduate School typically processes applications within two weeks of receiving all required information. You can check on the status by calling 765-285-1297.

Step 2: Applying to the EMDD program

Contact Us
Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8200
Fax: 765-285-7997
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