Admission Policies & Procedures
Further application instructions and requirements can be found here.
If you are applying for a graduate teaching assistantship, both admissions and assistantship application materials will start being reviewed February 15. Note: Please submit all graduate teaching assistantship application materials to the UNO School of Communication, ATTN: Graduate Program Chair. The materials can be sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org as well. Find information on graduate teaching assistantship Here.
• Statement of Purpose - The Statement of Purpose should be 500 words in length and should answer the following questions: *Why have you chosen the UNO School of Communication Master’s degree program? *What are your areas of scholarly interest and research? *What are your personal or professional plans after you complete the Master’s degree?
• Writing Sample - An academic or otherwise-demonstrative writing sample (e.g., term paper, senior thesis, or research paper) that demonstrates the applicant's strengths as a writer and researcher • Résumé or CV
• Identify Major and Minor field(s) of study, overall GPA, and GPA within major, as well as all relevant experience
• International Students - International students are required to have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL, 213 computer-based, 80 if internet-based, 6.5 if IELTS, or 53 if PTE
The school may grant unconditional or provisional admission after all application materials listed above are reviewed.
Certification of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; documentation through official transcript using a 4.0 grade point scale of having earned at least a 3.5 in communication undergraduate work, and either a 3.0 overall undergraduate average or a 3.25 average in the last half of undergraduate credit hours, and inclusion of at least 15 undergraduate semester hours of appropriate courses in communication arts and sciences, including sufficient advanced upper division preparation in the area of graduate concentration.
Provisional Admission may be granted for reasons of experience, maturity or other circumstances to a student who does not meet the unconditional admission standards. In no case may a student be admitted who
Graduate Program Chair:
Dr. Adam Tyma