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Please note that our cohort of new students for Fall 2016 is filled.  Any applications received at this time will be considered for Fall 2017.  Please contact Dr. Robert Alan Brookey at:  rabrookey@bsu.edu. 



To begin the master's program in telecommunications with a digital storytelling emphasis, you must be admitted to both the Graduate School and the Department of Telecommunications.


















The Graduate School requires a bachelor's degree from a college or university that is accredited by its regional accrediting association and one of the following:

  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale at the baccalaureate level.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of the baccalaureate level.

Learn more about applying to the Graduate School.

International students should first contact the Ball State's Rinker Center for International Programs. The center's staff will guide you through the application process. You may also contact the center at 765-285-5422 or intadmit@bsu.edu.

Applying to the department:

For acceptance into the telecommunications with a digital storytelling emphasis program, students must present a portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in relevant computer skills and written, verbal, and visual communication. At minimum, the portfolio should contain:

  • A cover letter introducing and explaining the contents of the portfolio.
  • An original, 1,500-word academic and/or professional writing sample.
  • A transcript indicating a grade of "B" or better in an undergraduate oral performance course and an official description of the course (catalog description or syllabus).
  • An original project that emphasizes skill in visual communication (such as Web page design, graphic design, publication design, broadcast design, video design, game design, theatrical design, or architectural design).
  • A list of software programs with which you are fluent (not including basic e-mail and word processing applications).
  • The department's Graduate Assistantship application form (if you wish to be considered for an assistantship).

You may include other items that are relevant to the degree. Please indicate whether any of the items meet more than one requirement. Please refer to our downloadable Program Introduction and Application Instructions document for more information (PDF file; Adobe Reader required).   

Graduate student housing is available through the university.  Find out more at Graduate Student Housing.

Questions? Email Prof. Robert Brookey, interim director of graduate studies, Department of Telecommunications.