Online Master of Science in Communication - Admissions Requirements

All applicants must submit the following items to be considered for admission to the online MS in Communication program from Purdue:

  • A telephone interview with an Admissions Advisor
  • An updated resume
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended, including transfer credits
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Three professional letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your abilities
  • A 500 word minimum personal statement that outlines your professional background and future goals. Your Admissions Advisor will provide additional details
  • A completed application form
  • A $60 application fee ($75 international)

Requirements for International Students

International applicants must provide the following information during the application process, in addition to the materials outlined above.

  • For those who attended higher education institutions in non-English-speaking countries, official university transcripts or diplomas, in the original language and in English translation.
  • Students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL, IELTS or PT Academic.

The score requirements for the MS in Communication program are as follows:

Admissions Requirements for Purdue University's Online Masters in Communication

Admission into the MS in Communication program is based upon the above criteria, as well as individual experience and the applicant’s “fit” with the program.