Apply Now for 2023

The Spring 2023 application is open. The application date for Spring 2023 is November 1, 2022. The application date for Fall 2023 is February 15, 2023.

Application Instructions

The application process is entirely online. Please complete and/or upload all of the items listed below to your application account. There is no need to mail items to our office.

  • A bachelor's degree in any field is required. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.

  • The GRE is not required.

    For international applicants, an English Language exam score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE) is required.

  • Upload a copy of your transcript from each university and college attended. Transcripts from any transfer schools and study abroad programs must be submitted since Bachelor's Degree institutions typically do not list transfer and study abroad courses with grades. If still enrolled in your Bachelor's program, submit a copy of your transcript showing in-progress courses. If admitted, an official transcript with proof of graduation is required. USF undergraduates upload their unofficial transcripts for admission review and do not need to send an official USF transcript.

  • A three-to-five page, double-spaced document that describes your personal, academic and professional background, as well as reasons for pursuing a Master’s in Professional Communication and for choosing USF’s program in particular. The statement should relate your workplace experiences and backgrounds to your goals in the communication field.

  • Your current resume or CV lists and describes your educational history, work or job history, coursework related to communications, and any other experiences relevant to your pursuit of graduate studies – including internships, published articles or other published materials.

  • Two letters of recommendation letters (at least one letter from a professor; preferably both letters are academic recommendations). Additional letters of recommendation are accepted. Letters are submitted by individuals who can attest to your ability to succeed in the research and writing required by this program. Follow the instructions in the online application to provide the contact information for your recommenders.

    You may submit your application before your recommenders upload their letters.

International Applicants

There are additional items and instructions for international applicants.

International Students

Notification of Admission Decision

Admission decision notification begins four to six weeks after the two application dates of February 1 and April 1. Applications are accepted after April 1.