M.A. in Communication

How to Apply to the M.A. in Communication Program

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The personnel in the Graduate Programs Office are available to assist you with information regarding graduate programs at Drury. The application for admission to each graduate program offered at Drury University may be filled out online or obtained by contacting the Graduate Programs Office at:

Drury University
Graduate Programs Office
Shewmaker, Room 101
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

Phone: (417) 873-7530
Toll Free: 1 (888) 740-4638
Fax: (417) 873-6681
E-mail: kelam@drury.edu

Applicants for admission to graduate study must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is normally required for admission. However, GPA minimums may be waived if additional evidence of academic promise is presented (e.g., high GRE scores and strong letters of recommendation). Before enrolling in any course, all applicants must have begun the admission process to the graduate education program. The admission process for the masters degree programs for U.S. citizens is as follows (International Graduate Student Admission Process):

  1. A completed application form (Apply Online!) and $25 non-refundable application fee should be submitted to the Graduate Programs Office.
  2. Official transcripts of all college work must be sent to the Graduate Programs Office by the issuing institution.
  3. Unless previously accepted into a graduate program, each applicant must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The test is used as a guide for determining full admission to the program and for advisor counseling. The GRE is a computer-based test. Foreign applicants are also required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required of all applicants and should be sent to the Graduate Programs Office.

  5. A personal statement indicating the applicant's desire to pursue a graduate degree in communication must be submitted to the Graduate Programs Office.

The M.A. in Communication Graduate Council determines whether an individual is accepted for the program on the basis of the information obtained in the steps above. Because enrollment is limited, an individual should submit an application at the earliest possible date prior to the semester in which admission is desired.

Full admission to the Master of Arts in Communication program is based upon evaluation of the applicant's:

1. Undergraduate transcripts
2. Performance on the GRE
3. Letters of recommendation
4. Professional experience

There are no application deadlines, but due to limited enrollment applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the coming semester or summer term. Normally, students enter the Master in of Arts in Communication program in the fall semester (August), but they may enter in the spring semester (January) or summer (June) as well.