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Department Application & Instructions
In addition to application materials required by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, applicants to the graduate program in Communication must include the following in their applications:
(1) two formal letters of recommendation
(2) a recent official GRE score (order from ets.org, using the ISU institution code 1322)
(3) responses to the department application (listed below)
Applications are accepted for both fall and spring semesters at the following link:
For full consideration for a graduate assistant position, applications must be completed by March 10.
Questions specific to the graduate program in Communication may be directed to:
Dr. Darlene Hantzis, Chairperson
For Graduate admissions questions contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at:
The Department of Communication requires a recent (within the last 24 months) GRE score. GRE scores will be used as one measure, among others, to determine the applicant’s eligibility for acceptance into the program. There is no threshold GRE score that must be attained for admission. Official GRE scores should be sent directly to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, ordered from ets.org, using the ISU institution code 1322.
Please write brief responses to the following questions:
1) How did you learn about ISU's graduate program in communication?
2) Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in communication?
3) Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree at ISU?
4) Please tell us about any of your experiences, skills, and academic interests that will help you to contribute to discussions in classes and seminars in our graduate program.
5) On what communication topics would you like to focus in your graduate work?
6) What are your professional goals? How do you think your work in our program will help you to carry out your plans for professional work or further study, after your studies here?
7) Describe an incident in your life, anything since early childhood, in which communication issues (problems, skills, or questions) played an important role. Explain the role this communication problem, skill, or question played in the incident.
If you would like to fill these questions out on a Word document, please click on the link below.
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