Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Our program offers a course of study centered around our belief that communication is formative and foundational to human identities, relationships, and communities, and that ethical and strategically effective communication can be the means of critiquing, constructing, and transforming identities, relationships, and communities.
Admission to our graduate program is based on the evaluation of transcripts, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, a writing sample, a personal statement that articulates the reasons for graduate study in Communication at UNCG, and a personal interview. We do not have automatic GPA or GRE cutoffs. We assess the entire application for academic ability and fit with our program.
To be considered for fall admission and for an assistantship, you must apply by March 1. If you do not wish to pursue an assistantship, you may apply by April 1 for fall admission. For spring admission, applications are due by October 1.
Assistantships include a stipend, a contribution toward health insurance coverage, and, usually, a tuition waiver. Teaching assistants help teach our CST 105: Introduction to Communication Studies speaking-intensive course. Graduate assistants work with faculty in support of journal editing and research projects. (If you have experience working in a Speaking Center, there may be assistantship funding available through the UNCG Speaking Center.)
For more information about our graduate program and UNCG, we encourage you to do two things:
- First, please complete the Graduate School Request Information form at: https://uncggrad.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=graduate.
- Second, contact Dr. David Carlone, Director of Graduate Studies, with specific questions. You may contact him at email@example.com or 336.334.3836.