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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.

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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, Matt Tidwell (913-897-8416).

Also refer to the Graduate Handbook.

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