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Online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication: Admissions

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Application FeeFor the current application season, the application fee is $75.00. We encourage applicants seeking an application fee waiver to begin an online application and complete as much as possible without submitting payment. You may contact the graduate director of the program to which you’re applying here and send a request with your 9-digit application ID — departments may be able to pay the application fee for you.
Degree and Minimum GPA
  • A bachelor’s degree in any academic background from an accredited college or university
  • A GPA of at least 3.0. If your GPA is below 3.0, you should still apply, as we take your strengths and skills in other areas into account.
TranscriptsWhile completing your online application, you will be required to submit one unofficial scanned copy of your transcript or academic record from each school you have attended where you have:
  • earned (or will earn) a degree,
  • studied for one semester or more,
  • earned 12 or more hours of credit, or
  • took classes that relate to your graduate study interests.
If an offer of admission is made, UD graduate students must provide their official, final transcripts before the first day of graduate-level classes.
RésuméA résumé or curriculum vitae that documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and a summary of your educational credentials.
Personal StatementWe are looking for an insightful, specific and brief essay on the following prompts.
  • Outline your educational plans and career goals and discuss how your proposed plan of graduate study relates to them. What are the specific attributes of the program at UD that lead you to believe that this degree is appropriate to help you achieve your professional objectives? Within the area of study you have selected, are there areas of special interest to you?
Letters of RecommendationThree letters of recommendation from professional references. You can also submit recommendations from professors who can speak on your academic and professional motivations and potential.
GRE ScoresNote: GRE waivers are now available to applicants. Contact Online Admissions for more information.

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International Students

The University of Delaware is an ideal place for a great education in a global atmosphere. As an international student, you’ll join fellow students from over 100 countries. Nearly 30% of all the University’s graduate students are international.

If you are an international applicant, you’ll also need to submit one of the following:

English Language Proficiency
  1. Proof of having earned a degree in either the United State or a country where the primary language is English,
  2. a TOEFL* score of 100 or higher, or
  3. an IELTS* score of 7.5 or higher.
The Graduate & Professional Education office provides more detailed TOEFL information on its test scores page.

*If the TOEFL/IELTS score is too low or if the applicant has not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, the applicant can enroll in the UD English Language Institute’s ELI-CAP program. Successful completion of the ELI-CAP program means the TOEFL/IELTS requirement is waived. The length of time required depends on the applicant’s English skills when entering the program.

Conditional Admission Program (CAP)

The Graduate Conditional Admissions Program (Graduate CAP) provides international students with acceptance into the program without the need to take the TOEFL exam. After completing Graduate CAP at the University of Delaware’s English Language Institute (ELI), you can begin your graduate coursework.

Services for International Students

UD offers many services to help you, both in class and out:

Transfer Credit

You can transfer up to nine credits from an accredited college or university into the online Master of Arts in Strategic Communication. Graduate credits earned at another institution (but not used in the completion of another graduate degree) will be evaluated at your written request for any course.

When to Apply

The University of Delaware offers three start dates every year for this program, which makes now a great time to apply. Applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis. Contact an admissions counselor at (844) 237-1338 for specific term application deadlines and class start dates.

Note: Full-time program applicants interested in merit-based funding consideration should apply early as those awards are distributed on a rolling basis typically at or close to the time of admission.

Start Enhancing Your Strategic Communication Career Now

Fill out your online application now to be considered for the program’s next start date.

If you have questions or would like more details, contact an admissions counselor by phone at (844) 237-1338 or complete a brief request for more information.