- Three letters of recommendation
- Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
- Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international applicants only)*
- Statement of purpose: Submit a statement which summarizes your research, academic and potential professional interest, and details your intellectual interests as they relate to communication. If you wish, use the statement to bring information to the attention of faculty reviewers you think is of importance. For example, if your application contains some evidence of special strength or weakness, you might choose to address that in your statement. If your undergraduate or graduate transcripts would benefit from additional explanation (for example, if you wish to call to our attention your higher grades in communication-related courses or your record of improvement), it would be appropriate to add that language to this statement as well. Overall, why do you wish to pursue doctoral studies with the Department of Communication? If you are undecided about the direction you wish to pursue, do your best to specify the direction you are heading.
- Writing sample: Submit a 15-20 page writing sample of your scholarly work. Ideally, this essay, article or chapter will indicate your interests and your abilities.
- Resume (for those seeking to be considered for a Graduate Research Assistant position).
*Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores