To apply to our Master's program in Communication you must have a baccalaureate degree in Communication or a related discipline from an accredited institution, with a B average in your major and an overall average of at least a B-.
All applicants for admission to the graduate program are required to:
- File an official University application with the Center for Graduate and Adult Academic Services and submit official transcripts of all undergraduate work.
- Submit three letters of recommendation. Recommendations should be requested from professors, employers, or colleagues who are familiar with the applicant’s ability to pursue graduate study.
- Submit the results of the verbal and quantitative portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). More information about the GRE is available at ETS.org.
- Submit a letter of intent to the director of graduate studies, describing your professional and career goals and how you expect graduate study to help you accomplish them.
International students must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and provide a statement of financial resources. More information about special requirements and resources for international students is available here.
If your undergraduate degree is in a field other than Communication you may be asked to complete appropriate undergraduate courses (without graduate credit) as preparation for graduate study.
To apply for the fall term, you should submit all materials by April 15. If you prefer to start in the spring semester your application materials are due by November 15. We give preference to applicants who submit by these dates, but we do accept and consider applications at any time during the year.
You are welcome to explore our program prior to formal admission by taking up to 6 credits of graduate communication courses. This is a great way to find out if graduate study and our program is right for you.
Application materials can also be sent to:
Center for Graduate and Adult Academic Services
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Information for current undergraduate communication majors at the University interested in applying to the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program is available by clicking here.