Admission Requirements

Pre-Mass Communication and Admission to the Major

Students interested in becoming undergraduate mass communication majors must first become pre-mass communication majors (PMCO) and enroll in three required screening courses. Students cannot apply  to the major until they have completed these courses:

  • ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3)
  • COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)
  • MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)

Note: This requirement applies to incoming freshmen, transfer students, currently enrolled Towson University students and students working on a second bachelor’s degree.

To Apply to the Major:

Students are eligible to apply for admission to the Mass Communication (MCOM) major after completing at least 30 units at Towson University, or elsewhere, and earning a minimum GPA of 2.75 (B-) in the three courses named above.

In addition, the student's overall GPA must be 2.75 (B-) or above at the time of application. No more than one of the screening courses can be repeated for the purpose of determining eligibility.

Once completing these eligibility requirements, students can declare Mass Communication (MCOM) as their major by completing the online application here.

Admission applications are due during finals week. Spring applications should be received by May 20 will be processed by June 30. Summer applications received by Aug. 15 will be processed by Aug. 31. Fall applications received by Dec. 20 will be notified by Jan. 30.

The department will wait until all grades are in before processing applications. Students will be notified by email to their Towson University email address of their acceptance or denial.

Students who are denied may re-apply. Appeals may be addressed to the department’s executive committee. All appeals should be in the form of a letter accompanied by a transcript.