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Graduate Admissions

Applying to the Graduate and Ph.D. Programs

Applications for these programs are considered on a rolling basis. Applications must be complete to be considered for admission.

Start in September

  • U.S. resident deadline: August 1 (Considered for scholarships, apply by February 1) 
  • International student deadline: July 1

Start in January

  • U.S. resident deadline: December 1 
  • International student deadline: November 1

Start in May (Master of Information, Online program only)

  • U.S. resident deadline: April 15 
  • International student deadline: March 15

Ph.D. Program

School of Communication and Information (SC&I) Ph.D. students may elect to focus their study in the following areas:

Information about all three doctoral areas of concentration can be found in the SC&I Ph.D. section.

Ph.D. Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2019 enrollment is January 5, 2019.

Application deadlines for the fall term are January 5 of each year, with late applications to be considered at a May 1 deadline. Students requesting financial aid must apply by January 5.

The Ph.D. program only admits students for a fall semester start — no students are permitted to begin the program in spring.

Application forms for the Ph.D. program are available from the Office of Graduate & Professional Admissions.

Requesting information

To request information to any program, please visit this site