University of Southern Indiana
Students in the Master of Arts in Communication degree program

Program Admission

The Master of Arts in Communication program admits students for the fall and spring semesters. The application deadlines are July 1 for fall admittance and November 1 for spring admittance each year.

Pre-Requisite Coursework or Degrees

The Master of Arts in Communication requires that applicants hold a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally or comparably accredited institution. Although applicants do not need to hold an undergraduate degree in an area of communication, preference will be given to applicants with an educational background in communication or other social sciences disciplines.

Application Materials

The following materials must be submitted to the director of the Master of Arts in Communication program:

  • Letter of intent (Access the link for complete details about composing and sending your letter.)
  • Three academic and/or professional reference letters

The following materials must be submitted to the Graduate Studies office:

  • A completed USI Application for Graduate Study, which can be submitted electronically or by mail
  • Non-refundable USI application fee of $40
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • International students may be required to provide additional materials

Conditional Admission

Students not meeting the criteria for unconditional admission into the Master of Arts in Communication program may be admitted depending on the following factors:

  • Availability of space.
  • In cases where space is available, applicants will receive preference on the basis of grade point average and the quality of the letter of intent.
  • Conditionally admitted individuals can achieve unconditional status following 12 hours of coursework if they hold a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Both unconditionally and conditionally admitted students failing to attain a graduate 3.0 GPA after twelve credit hours will be academically dismissed from the program.

Contact Dr. Leigh Anne Howard


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