Step 2

2. Apply and meet the admission requirements of the Department of Journalism.

Applying to Journalism

  • Transcripts of all previous graduate and undergraduate course work (a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • A current resume
  • A 1,000-word statement of purpose
  • A 2,500-5,000-word academic or professional writing sample
  • A design or creative portfolio

Application Deadline

We recommend that you have all of your required materials (including official transcripts) to Ball State within four weeks before the start of the fall semester. Our fall semester start date is below.

  • Fall: Third Monday in August

Step 1: Apply to Graduate School