How to Apply to the Communication Graduate Program

Master's Degree Application Process

The Department of Communication’s process for admission to the Master’s program uses a rolling deadline. As soon as a file is complete, a determination is made about admission. We admit students all year long to the Master’s program. We recommend that you submit materials as soon as possible to guarantee timely admission. 

For Fall Admission we would recommend completed files by June 1st to guarantee consideration, for Spring Admission we would recommend file completion by December 1st.

Teaching assistant applications should be filed by January 1st to receive complete consideration. 

A complete application consists of:

  1. Online application completed at the UW-Milwaukee Graduate School.
  2. Statement of Reasons for Graduate Study—submitted to the UW-Milwaukee Graduate School online.
  3. Graduate Record Examination scores, this is a test provided by the Educational Testing Services.
  4. Official copy of all undergraduate transcripts-sent to UW-Milwaukee Graduate School.
  5. Three letters of recommendation sent to the Department of Communication.
  6. Writing Sample sent to the Department of Communication.

Doctoral Admissions Procedure

The Department of Communication’s Doctoral program only admits once a year for the Fall Semester. We recommend that you submit all materials to have a completed file by January 1st. 

  • Ph.D. Application Checklist - Fall 2010 (pdf 17 kb)

A complete application consists of seven items:

  1. Online application completed at the UW-Milwaukee Graduate School.
  2. Statement of Reasons for Graduate Study—submitted to the UW-Milwaukee Graduate School online.
  3. Graduate Record Examination scores, this is a test provided by the Educational Testing Services.
  4. Official copy of all undergraduate transcripts—sent to UW-Milwaukee Graduate School.
  5. Three letters of recommendation sent to the Department of Communication.
  6. Writing Sample sent to the Department of Communication.
  7. Copy of curriculum vitae.