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Communication

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Communication. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Application Deadlines:  Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below. 

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen January 1 August 1 No Entry
International January 1 August 1 No Entry

 

Contact Information Mailing Address Web Sites of Interest
Name: Graduate Studies Office
Phone: (765) 494-5883 
E-mail: gradcom@purdue.edu
Brian Lamb School of Communication
Office of Graduate Studies
Purdue University
Beering Hall, Room 2123
100 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
USA

Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will be required to submit a new application.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       Required -- with minimum scores of:
    • Verbal -146
    • Quantitative - 140
    • Writing - 4.0

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
       
    Required -- with minimum scores of:
    • Verbal -146
    • Quantitative - 140
    • Writing - 4.0
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 27
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 8 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
        
     Required -- with minimum scores of:
    • Verbal -146
    • Quantitative - 140
    • Writing - 4.0

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
        Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required -- with minimum scores of:
    • Verbal -146
    • Quantitative - 140
    • Writing - 4.0
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
       Minimum Computer-Based Test (CBT) Score Required: 250
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 27
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 8 or higher will be accepted 
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

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