Interested in one of our programs? The first step to admissions is to apply. Also, our department offers several scholarships and graduate assistantships to help you with costs.

How to Apply

Undergraduate Applications

If you want to major in communication studies, you’ll need to apply to the university through our Office of Undergraduate Admissions and be accepted to Ball State. Once you’re here, you’ll need to complete our 21-credit set of core classes before you select one of the three concentrations our major offers.

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Graduate Applications

Anyone interested in one of our master’s degrees needs to follow a two-part application process. You will need to apply to the Graduate School, and our department will also review your application for our own admission criteria. 

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Financial Aid

Department Scholarships

Here at Ball State, more than 80 percent of our students are eligible for financial aid in the form of merit- and need-based scholarships, grants, loans, employment, and other supports. On top of the dozens of scholarships our university offers, our department provides several for its own students. Learn more.

Graduate Assistantships

Our department typically has more than 20 graduate assistantships every year, giving you a chance to work directly with our faculty and students while helping you pay for your education. Learn more.