Students are admitted each fall semester. The deadline for fall admission applications is December 15 of the prior calendar year. For more information regarding the Communication Graduate Program please view the Graduate Student Handbook.
How to Apply
Items 1-4 are to be submitted through the Graduate Admissions Office. They will then be forwarded to the Department of Communication.
Items 5-7 must be uploaded to the AIS system and mailed directly to the Department of Communication address listed below:
5. Personal Statement of objectives from the applicant. This may be the same personal statement submitted with application but in essay format. Please be sure name is on all pages of all documents.
Application Review Process
All applications are reviewed by the Graduate Instructional Committee of the department on the basis of its own merits. Each applicant is considered for financial support in the form of a teaching assistantship or fellowship. Applicants applying after the deadline may find that funding resources have been expended.
Although each application is considered on its own merits and there is variability in cumulative qualifications from year to year, for incoming doctoral students as a group, GPAs average around 3.6 in the last two years of undergraduate study and in graduate study, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores average around 1200 (combined verbal and quantitative scores) or approximately 300 on the new grading system.
Note to International Applicants: International applicants are competitively evaluated on the same academic criteria for admission and financial awards. In addition, the Graduate Instructional Committee will seek demonstration of proficiency of written and spoken English language skills for students whose first language is not English. If possible, we would like the opportunity to interview international applicants in person (e.g., for international students already in the U.S., we can make arrangements to meet at the fall convention of the National Communication Association). When a face-to-face interview is not possible, we will make arrangements for Skype interview or request a recording of the applicants’ spoken English in an appropriate video format. The Committee will also consider standardized test scores, references, and writing samples in order to evaluate language proficiency. For more information regarding English Language Proficiency Requirements visit the TAMU English Language Institute page.
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