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Earn your Master of Arts in Communication either on-campus or online

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Earn your Master’s in communication with Flexibility

On-Campus Program Application

1. Complete the Application

You may submit your application prior to submitting all application materials listed below. Upon submitting your application, you will gain access to an application status page where you can track the progress of your application and upload other materials.

2. Request Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended should be directly mailed from the issuing college/university to: Knight School Graduate Admissions, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274.

If your college/university uses electronic transcripts, it can be emailed to knightgradadmissions@queens.edu.

3. Request Two Letters of Recommendation

Recommendations should be from a current or recent employer, manager, or colleague who can address your intellectual capacity, skillset, abilities, and readiness for graduate school. Recommendations can be uploaded to your online application by the recommender or emailed to knightgradadmissions@queens.edu.

4. Submit Personal Statement

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement addressing the following questions within the Personal Statement Guidelines. Your personal statement can also be emailed to knightgradadmissions@queens.edu.

5. Submit Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Applicants are required to submit a current resume outlining work experience, qualifications, and skills. This document can be uploaded to the online application or emailed to knightgradadmissions@queens.edu.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: Aug. 15
  • Spring Semester: Dec. 15
  • Summer Semester: May 1

Tuition

Learn more about the cost of attendance, estimated additional fees, and financial aid opportunities for Queens students. For additional details, check out the Graduate Tuition page.

Graduate Assistantships

All applicants who complete the admissions process are eligible for our graduate assistantships. Please submit your letter of interest and resume or curriculum vitae to knightgradadmissions@queens.edu to apply.

Online Program Application

Learn more about the online MA in Communication program, or apply now.

Reach Out

We're here to help. Talk with an admissions counselor about the program or application process: graduateadmissions@queens.edu or 704-337-2313.

International Students

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, www.wes.org).

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.

* Your personal statement should answer, “What can a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the Knight School of Communication do for me?” Be specific in your response. Focus on why you think that this program is the best fit for you personally and/or professionally. Include specific examples of your experiences. Address the ways the program curriculum might help you meet your goals and which courses interest you. More than any other part of the application, the statement shows who you are and how you can contribute to the program. Do not be afraid to get creative or share personal details or stories. 

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