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Master of Science in Journalism

The School of Journalism will work on a "rolling application deadline" system.

Application deadlines for early enrollment:

  • Spring – Nov. 1
  • Fall – Jan. 2

Application deadlines for late enrollment:

  • Aug. 1 (Fall late enrollment)
  • Jan. 2 (Spring late enrollment)
  • May 15 (Summer late enrollment)

Application deadline for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions and Scholarships:

  • Fall – Jan.  2
  • Spring – Nov. 1


  • A completed online graduate application.
  • An official transcript of all college-level courses from each college or university attended.
  • Three letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s abilities. At least one academic reference is preferred and required for those who graduated within the past five years.
  • A written, 500-word statement of the applicant’s academic and professional objectives.
  • A current résumé.
  • Applicants for the mass communications program must include two writing samples.
  • Applicants for the Integrated Marketing Communications course of study must include three samples of professional work that reflect the applicant’s years of experience.
  • Nonrefundable application fee payable online to the University of Kansas.
  • International students whose native language is not English also must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language examination scores or International English Language Testing System examination scores.
  • International students must submit proof that they have the financial resources to cover annual expenses.

Graduate Admission Questions?

Admission questions may be directed to our graduate academic advisor, Jammie Johnson (785-864-7649), or our associate dean of graduate studies, Tien Lee (785-864-7626).

Also refer to the Graduate Handbook.

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