See below for information about admissions requirements to the M.S. program in communication
Application Deadline and Requirements
The program admits for the summer and fall terms only. Spring admission is not available
at this time.
Priority deadline: February 1
Early deadline: June 1
Final deadline: August 1
Applications completed by the deadline will be reviewed and a decision will be given
soon thereafter. Applications in process by the deadline will be evaluated at the
next deadline once completed.
The following is required in your application:
One letter of recommendation (Email address of recommender must be entered on application).
A statement in 1,000 words or less (typed, double-spaced), based on your résumé, that
explains your professional and academic experiences with researching, planning, implementing
and evaluating communication programs and campaigns; and describes at least four learning
objectives- what you want to achieve in this program and why.
Prerequisites to Admission
Admission to the Master of Science in communication management program is competitive.
Applications are reviewed by the department’s graduate committee, and deadlines and
requirements are strictly enforced. Full compliance with requirements does not guarantee
admission. Applicants must have:
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university* with at least
24 units of related course work in one or a combination of the following fields: mass
communication, public relations and advertising
At least one advanced writing course that is documented by the student and approved
by the program director
A research methods course on the undergraduate transcript or a basic statistics course
that is documented by the student and approved by the program director. (Students
without an undergraduate research methods course may take Towson University's MATH
231 course, which is an approved statistics course, for this requirement).
All prerequisite courses must be completed before the student can enroll in any graduate
class. A letter grade of B or above is required.
A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher for full admission
International students should take the TOEFL/IELTS test. For full admission consideration,
students should score a minimum of 87 for Internet-based tests or 560 for paper-based
tests on the TOEFL or a 7.5 on the IELTS.