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Communication & Journalism Department


The UW COJO Graduate Program begins its review of applications on March 1 each year for the following fall semester. However, students are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible to ensure a complete application file.

If you want to be considered for the graduate teaching assistantship, then you must have your application completed by March 1. If you do not wish to be considered for the graduate teaching assistantships, then applications may be submitted after March 1.

Study in the COJO Graduate Program begins in the fall semester. Applications are not encouraged for admittance in the spring term.


Step one:

Prospective students should contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kristen Landreville, Dr. Landreville can answer initial questions about graduate study and help with the application process.

Step two:

Prospective students who decide to apply should fill out the online application for admission. The application will request the necessary information needed to complete the admission process.  Required documents should be sent to the UW Admissions Office as directed in the online application. Required information includes:

  • Official GRE scores
  • Official transcripts (officially translated if foreign)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One-page statement of purpose (why you would like a master’s degree in our program)

In addition, international students will need to supply:

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (Most countries need this unless you completed high school or your undergraduate degree in the United States)
  • Proof of financial support
  • A scanned copy of the passport


If you want to be considered for a graduate teaching assistantship teaching either Public Speaking or Media Writing, or the PR/Marketing graduate assistantship, then please complete the online application by March 1. You must also complete the application for a graduate assistantship form (download the form here). Please download the form, fill in the information on the computer, and email the completed form to the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kristen Landreville, Finally, please email a 1-2 resume to Dr. Landreville as well. 


GRE scores (combined verbal + quantitative) of 291 and a GPA of 3.00 are considered the minimum cutoff levels for potential applicants. With exceptionally high GRE scores or GPA, the department will consider provisionally admitting a student with a lower score on one of the other criteria. For international students, the minimum TOEFL scores are 540 (or 76, depending on the test) or IELTS of 6.0. The COJO Graduate Committee reviews applications to determine if candidates are qualified for admission.

Students will be notified by UW Admissions when they are fully admitted into the program.

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