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 Department of Journalism.

International students must apply through the Rinker Center for International Programs. You will be asked to demonstrate English proficiency. International students may substitute the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for the GRE and must achieve a minimum score on the TOEFL of 79 (Internet-based) or 550 (paper-based).

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 Journalism Department