• An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 is required (3.3/4.0 GPA is recommended)

Statement of Goals

Please describe the following:

  • Why you are seeking a graduate degree in communication studies.
  • Why you are applying to the Kent State graduate program. Specifically, discuss which areas of emphasis (i.e., global communication, health communication, interpersonal communication and mass and mediated communication) and research topics you are interested in pursuing. Also, identify which graduate faculty members’ research programs relate to your research interests.
  • What you intend to do upon completing your graduate degree in Communication Studies.

Academic and Professional Interest in Communication

  • An undergraduate major or minor in communication is preferred although not required. Students with related majors are also considered. Applicants should have academic and professional goals compatible with the program.

Writing Sample

  • Academic writing is preferred for applicants seeking an assistantship. Academic or professional writing is acceptable for applicants who are not seeking an assistantship.

Recommendation Letters

Current C.V. or Resume

English Language Proficiency

  • International students should achieve a minimum score of 580 (paper), 237 (computer), 92 (Internet) on the TOEFL exam or IELTS band score of 6.5.

To learn about English language proficiency exemptions, click here.