The MAPC program welcomes applications from students and professionals who want to become leading professional communicators. Applicants come from diverse fields such as Computer Science, Public Relations, Biology, English, Communication Studies, Management, Marketing, and Graphic Design.
Priority for admission and assistantship funding will be given to applicants who apply by February 1 for the fall semester. However, we continue to review applications after the deadline until all spaces are full.
You may begin the program in fall or spring semester, though we recommend beginning in the fall. Applicants for spring semester should submit materials by November 1. Note that assistantships within our department are rarely available in the spring semester for students who begin the program in the spring because the positions are already filled by students who began in the fall. Assistantships may be available in other departments.
The following credentials are preferred, though the entire application is considered holistically:
1. Complete the online application for graduate admission.
2. Have the following materials sent to the Graduate Admissions Office (further instructions are included in the online application):
3. Send the following materials directly to the MAPC program director:
If you are interested in applying to the MAPC program, we encourage you to contact the program director for more information prior to applying or during the admissions process. You may also check the status of your application online.