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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

JMC Graduate Studies Entrance Requirements

Materials needed to apply for admission: 
  • Application and fee to the Graduate School
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Résumé 
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)
  • Writing samples
  • Three letters of recommendation 

All materials should be submitted via the Graduate School admissions page

Applications are reviewed year-round, but the deadline for students interested in a teaching assistantship is February 1. Per Graduate School policy, the deadline for international applicants is January 8.

Application fees

U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying to degree programs are required to pay a $65 application fee. International applicants to degree programs are required to pay a $75 application fee.  


Request each college or university where you received your bachelor's degree or completed any advanced course work or degree to send an OFFICIAL transcript directly to the program in which you wish to enroll. These become part of your records at Kansas State University and cannot be returned. Students whose transcripts are not in English must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority. Failure to list any colleges or universities attended may result in dismissal from the University.

Statement of Objectives

If you intend to work toward an advanced degree, write on a separate sheet a discussion of your academic objectives giving specific reasons for the selection of your field of study, contemplated research areas, and professional plans.

Primary Language

To demonstrate competence in the English language, an official report of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System - academic exam (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) must be sent to Kansas State University for all applicants whose primary language is not English.