The School of Communication offers a flexible program in Communication. Students who want professional careers can specialize in skills classes designed to help them get ahead in today’s competitive work environment. Co-curricular activities, professional organizations and internships offer practical, hands-on experience.

Other students who want to plan an academic career, will take a more traditional approach to their graduate coursework. This rigorous training prepares Master’s graduates for doctoral programs and/or law schools. UA Master’s graduates are found in doctoral programs – and teaching in universities – across the nation.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in Communication, Journalism, or a related field; or complete at least 15 semester credits of undergraduate coursework as approved by the School of Communication
  • Essay of no more than 500 words outlining reasons for choosing the graduate program in Communication at The University of Akron

Application Deadline

  • May 1 for Fall enrollment (only admit for the fall term)

Students seeking a graduate assistantship must have all application materials submitted no later than March 1.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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