Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Communication and Advocacy

Application Deadlines

Admission to Communication and Advocacy (M.A.) is for Fall Term only:

  • Early Deadline: April 1
  • Priority Deadline: June 15
  • Final Deadline: Aug. 15

Admission Criteria

The MA in Communication and Advocacy is an intensive, rigorous, and critically qualitative program. Admission criteria include:

  • a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in communication studies, or a related field
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is required for full admission to the program, and 2.75 is required for conditional admission. GPA calculations for admission may be based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. See graduate admissions policies for more information.
  • no GRE scores are required

Application Requirements

All applicants to the MA in Communication and Advocacy program must submit an online application, application fee, official transcripts and the following: 

  • Statement of Purpose: Discuss your goals for graduate study and for your professional career. What experiences have most contributed to your desire to study communication and advocacy? How will this degree program serve to meet your personal, academic, and professional goals? This essay should be no more than 500 words in length.
  • Academic Writing Sample: Please include a sample of writing from a previous college course or past professional work. Ideally, this writing sample will be related to communication and/or advocacy. Please contact the program director if you have questions about this requirement.
  • Resume/CV: Provide a current resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your education, employment history, awards and accolades, publication credits and leadership roles in any volunteer and/or extracurricular activities. 
  • Two letters of recommendation: Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals well placed to discuss your qualifications for graduate study. At least one letter should be from a current or former professor who has had you in class or has advised you closely.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

U.S. Immigration requires F1 and J1 students to be enrolled full-time with the majority of their classes taken in-person and on campus. For a list of TU programs that comply as well as information on required credential evaluations and English-language proficiency, please see admission requirements for international students.