A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for admission to this program. To be admitted, applicants must demonstrate, through past academic or professional work, a capacity for achievement. The College of Communication looks at each application as a unique presentation of a candidate's profile and will consider a variety of information sources. Admission decisions will be based on the following:
- Completed Online applicationand $40 application fee.
- One official undergraduate transcript with bachelor degree posted (minimum grade point average 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
- Writing sample (research paper that demonstrates the applicant's ability to synthesize and criticize scholarly work)
- Four Essay Questions
- Two Health Recommendation Forms, along with two current letters of recommendation written by work supervisors and/or faculty members familiar with the applicant's academic and/or professional achievements
- Résumé (only required from candidates who have been working full-time for at least two years)
- GRE scores are not required, but may be submitted to strengthen an application
- An English language examination is required for applicants who have completed their undergraduate education outside the USA. Minimum TOEFL score requirements are listed as follows:
- 590 for a paper test
- 243 for a computer test
- 96 for an Internet test with no section scoring under a 22
- 7.5 for IELTs test
- International students (those who were educated outside of the U.S. and/or require an F1 visa) must take additional steps to be considered for admission. Please review International Student Admission for exact information.
Application materials, except for letters of recommendation, can be e-mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at email@example.com
(this includes colleges and universities that issue official electronic transcripts). Please make sure your name is on all documents.
Your letters of recommendation should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admission
College of Communication
2400 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-2215
We review applications for Fall quarter on an continuous basis. To be considered for admission scholarships in the Fall quarter, applicants should submit an application by June 1. Admission scholarships are based on merit.
The application deadline for Winter quarter is November 2. The program will begin its review process on November 3 and continue through November 15. To be considered for admission scholarships in the Winter quarter, applicants should submit an application by November 2. Admission scholarships are based on merit.
The application deadline for Spring quarter is February 15. The program will begin its review process on February 16 and continue through February 28. To be considered for admission scholarships in the Spring quarter, applicants should submit an application by February 15. Admission scholarships are based on merit.
Admission and Information Sessions
Learn more about the Health Communication program at an upcoming admission
event or meet with program faculty at an upcoming information session.