Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Admission

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Prospective students can apply for admission to the M.S. in Global Strategic Communication program using the free online application here. Applicants are also required to submit:

  • A statement of purpose that explains why they are interested in the program and how they expect to benefit professionally from it. There is no required length or format.
  • A current resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation sent directly by professional or academic references.
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate coursework (and any previous graduate coursework) and the degree(s) conferred. For applicants who did not graduate from a U.S. college or university, a U.S. evaluation of their transcripts by ECE or Educational Perspectives is also required.
  • A writing sample. This can be any solo-authored piece of academic or professional writing that reflects your writing ability. There is no required length or format.
  • Results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or GMAT taken within the previous five years and sent directly from the testing service. (The GRE or GMAT is waived for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better or five or more years of relevant professional experience, and for current undergraduate students in, and degree-holding alumni of, Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication).
  • Non-native English language speakers are also required to demonstrate proficiency in English on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Applications are considered holistically. We understand that some applicants are terrific test takers while others shine when it comes to their GPA. A well-thought-out statement of purpose and strong letters of recommendation are very beneficial.

Graduates and current students have undergraduate degrees in public relations, advertising, marketing, journalism, communication studies, English, business, management, political science and psychology. Relevant professional experience in communication or related fields is valued but not required.

Applications are considered on a “rolling admissions” basis. That means that as soon as an application is complete, it’s considered by the Admissions Review Committee. Applicants learn their admission status much sooner this way. New students are admitted for the fall semester only.

Take the next step and apply to the M.S. in Global Strategic Communication program today.

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