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Requirements for admission into the MA in Communication program include:

1.        Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

2.       Completed application which includes:

  • Application form
  • Resume' outlining academic and professional background and recognitions, honors, and awards.
  • Written statement describing professional and personal goals and objectives. For more information, read the Personal Statement Guidelines.
  • Non-refundable $75 application fee.

Supporting documents which include:

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic course work that demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    Note: Applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 must provide acceptable GRE scores from within the past five years (Scores before August 1, 2011: Verbal 500 /Quantitative 410/Analytical 4.0.  Scores after August 1, 2011: Verbal 153/Quantitative 140/ Analytical 4.0).  Applicants with greater than five years of professional work experience may appeal the GRE requirement.
  • Two letters of academic or professional reference submitted in a sealed envelope.

    An interview with the Admissions Committee may be requested.

    International Student Admission

    International students applying to a graduate program must meet all academics requirements as well as any additional requirements as outlined by the individual program. If transferring credit from a college or university outside the U.S., you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES,

    Queens accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in place of the SAT. A minimum score of 550 (written test), 213 (electronic test), or 79 (internet based test) on the TOEFL is required for admission. A minimum composite score of 6.5 on the IELTS is required for admission. Also, in lieu of the TOEFL, Queens will accept successful completion (level 12) of the ELS Language Centers English language program.

    International students are also required by the Immigration and Naturalization Services to submit a confidential certified financial statement indicating the amount of funds available for their education in the United States.

    Full acceptance into the University is required before an I-20 may be issued. International undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits in order to be eligible for an F-1 student VISA.

    For more information contact or refer to the Queens University of Charlotte catalog

    Hear alumni Richard Curry ('10) talk about what the recent Knight Foundation naming of the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens means to him and the value of his M.A. in Organizational and Strategic Communication degree.

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