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No. The Department of Communication only has fall admission.
In order to be admitted into the MA program you must have a baccalaureate degree. In order be admitted to the PhD program you must have a baccalaureate degree and you may have (though you are not required to have) a Master's degree.
Applications for those students wanting funding must be submitted by February 1. Applications for those students who do not want funding must be submitted by May 1.
Students in the PhD program will choose one of the following three concentrations
Students in the MA program do not need to declare a concentration and may take classes in any of the three areas above as well as courses in public relations.
An application must include the online application form completed, transcripts from all previous institutions (baccalaureate and masters), GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, a writing sample, a CV or r??sum??, a one minute application video, and TOEFL (or IELTS) scores (for international students only).
University of Delaware online application
The personal statement should outline your goals and objectives in applying to our graduate program. You should talk about your research and/or curriculum interests and describe how admission to the program will facilitate your professional objectives. Your statement should indicate how your interests are consistent with the expertise of the department's faculty.
You letters of recommendation should come from an academic, employer, and/or other professional source that can address your scholarship potential. While academic recommendations are preferred (former professors or academic advisers) other sources will be accepted.
Your video, not to exceed one minute, should be based on the topic, "Why are you interested in the University of Delaware's Department of Communication's graduate program?"
Students applying to the Department of Communication should have a combined score of 300 for the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections of the GRE. Also expected is a minimum score of 4.5 for the analytical writing portion.
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher as well as a within major minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. If the applicant has earned a master's degree, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for that degree.
If you believe that the University of Delaware is the program that is the best fit for you and your goals then yes you should. Those that meet standard minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission nor are those who fail to meet all of those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer appropriate strengths and skills. Admissions decisions are made based upon all of the information about an applicant, not just on one specific element of the application.
Decisions for funded students are typically made in mid-February. After that time, until the May 1 final deadline, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis as applications are received.
Yes. They are subjected to the same admissions standards as all other applicants. In addition an international applicant must meet the department's TOEFL (at least 650 for the paper based exam, 280 for the computer based exam, or 114 for the internet based exam) or IELTS (at least a score of 8.5) requirement.
If you receive a teaching or research assistantship from the Department of Communication then you tuition will be paid in full. In addition you will receive a competitive stipend for minor living expenses. Students are only required to pay the student fees required of all students.
Do not mail any application elements during the application stage. Your application is done entirely online. Your recommender will receive an e-mail stating how to upload their letter into the application system. If you or a recommender has any technical issues while uploading the necessary information for your application or have any questions about submitting your application you should contact Graduate Admissions directly, via e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It typically takes 2 years to complete the MA program for a full time student. For a PhD student it will take 4 years.
If a student finishes all coursework but it takes them longer to finish a master's thesis or a doctoral dissertation there is no financial penalty. Once a student is in the thesis or dissertation writing phase they may remain an active student at the University of Delaware by enrolling as a sustaining student; enroll in UNIV899 Master's Sustaining for MA students or UNIV999 Ph.D. Sustaining for PhD students. Learn more about sustaining fees, which are a fraction of full tuition rates.
Yes. We offer an online MA in Strategic Communication which teaches you to drive tactical communications initiatives with concentration in Public Relations and Digital and Social Media.
We do offer a part-time program for the MA degree. If a student is interested in seeking our MA program part-time it is recommended that they contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. James Angelini (email@example.com), for more information.
At this time we do not offer a part-time path for the PhD degree.
No. You can take up to nine credits through the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies that can then be transferred into the program after you apply and get accepted.
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No. We do not have an accelerated or 4+1 program in the Department of Communication at this time.
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Yes! We have teaching and research assistantships that vary in number from year to year. There is a place on the University’s application form to indicate that you want to apply for funding. We consider everyone that is accepted to our in-person M.A. and Ph.D. programs for funding. We prioritize funding for Ph.D. students but are able to offer funding to M.A. students sometimes. Each assistantship provides a stipend (amount set by the UD Graduate College each year) and payment of your tuition.
We also offer an online-only M.A. in Strategic Communication. There are no assistantships available for the online-only program.
We offer quantitative social science research-focused M.A. and Ph.D. programs in person. We have an online-only M.A. in Strategic Communication also. [Click on these links to find out more about each program.]
We accept transcripts evaluated by WES, but we do not currently require such an evaluation for the application process.
Visit the Graduate College Test Scores page for information about how candidates for admission can demonstrate their English proficiency. Students who qualify can apply for a waiver of this requirement.
“A waiver of proof of English Proficiency is allowed when:
No, the Department of Communication does not offer housing assistance. Here is some information about housing options provided by the Office of International Students and Scholars.
You can reach Dr. Jennifer Lambe, the Department of Communication's Director of Graduate Studies, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.