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.

  • Official university transcripts and diplomas from all universities attended in the original language as well as English translation for transcripts and diplomas not in English.
  • Students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS.

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

TOEFL (less than two years old)
Paper-Based (PBT)Minimum of 600
Internet-Based (IBT)Overall Score Required 77
Section Minimum Requirements
TypeAcademic Module
Minimum Score8
Pearson Test of English (PTE)
TypeAcademic Module
Minimum Score58

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.