Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Get the details on how to apply to the Communication Management (M.S.) program.

Application Deadline

Spring admission is not available at this time. The program admits for the summer and fall terms only:

  • 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.

Admission Requirements 

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 in the following fields: mass communication; public relations and advertising; communication studies, or related field; or equivalent professional experiences that are documented by the student and approved by the program director. 
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 or higher for full admission. Conditional admission may be granted to students whose GPA is at least a 2.8. GPA calculations for admission may be based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. Courses taken beyond the baccalaureate degree may be included in the undergraduate grade point average only if they are at least upper division undergraduate work (300/400 level).

Please complete the online application including the following:

How to Apply 

  • Complete the Towson University online Graduate Application.
  • International graduate students may have additional admission and application requirements. See information about how to apply.