Rutgers SC&I Communication and Journalism & Media Studies majors can apply for the MCM program in their junior or senior year as part of the 5 Year Program (Dual Degree Option) BA/MCM program option.
If you want to enter the 5 Year Program (Dual Degree Option):
During your junior year or early senior year, apply to the MCM program through Graduate Admissions.
The MCM program is selective in accepting students. To enhance the chances of being accepted, ask for letters of recommendation from professors in the Communication Department or the Journalism and Media Studies Department or other Rutgers faculty who have worked with you.
Please note you will need to apply for the term following your anticipated undergraduate graduation term. You need to remain coded as an undergraduate student during your senior year. If admitted, you will be able to complete MCM courses in your senior year and will receive special permission numbers from the Office of Student Services to register for the courses.
|Anticipated Undergraduate Graduation Term:||Complete an application for the following academic term:|
|May 2022||Summer or Fall 2022|
|August 2022||Fall 2022|
|January 2023||Spring 2023|
|May 2023||Summer or Fall 2023|
|August 2023||Fall 2023|
|January 2024||Spring 2024|
|May 2024||Summer of Fall 2024|
|August 2024||Fall 2024|
*Please note, as a graduate student you are not required to complete summer courses. If you are an anticipated May graduate, you can apply for summer or fall
After admission, the MCM director will advise you about your study plan and options.
For your senior year: