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Admission Requirements - Graduate Program in Media Studies

Admission Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completed Application (Plus application fee)
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing applicant's academic competencies
  • GRE score 290
  • TOEFL score of at least 550 for students whose native language is not English.  The Test for Spoken English will also be required.

*Preference is given to those with an undergraduate G.P.A of 3.0 or higher and/or high GRE scores. 

  • Provisional Admission may be granted if low G.P.A or GRE scores are offset by other factors
  • Excellent Recommendations
  • Unusual  Grading Patterns
  • Outstanding Statement of Purpose
  • Examples of Professional Accomplishment

*Provisionally admitted students must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A  and be re-classified as regular students upon completion of 12th graduate credit hour.
Evaluation Criteria

  • Meeting stated requirements are necessary for consideration, but do not automatically assure admission. Admission is granted on a case-by-case basis by the Media Studies Program Admissions Committee.
  • The role of diversity is an essential goal for our graduate program.  Differences in age, life experiences, education, extracurricular activities, and racial, ethnic, and/or cultural background are all valued in the admissions decision
  • Emphasis is placed on the applicant's, academic records, professional skills, and personal characteristics.
  • While it is preferred that applicants hold a Baccalaureate degree in the humanities, the fine arts, or social sciences (preferably with some coursework in communications, film, videography, computer science, or Media Studies), applications are sought from graduates in any discipline who can demonstrate a serious and committed approach to the subject.
  • *Some undergraduate remediation may be necessary for students with minimal computer literacy and/or no previous coursework or experience in such areas as filmmaking, video production and mass media theory.

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