Quick Admit: College of Communication & Information Sciences

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The College of Communication & Information Sciences (C&IS) is offering expedited graduate admissions for eligible UA seniors. Students who meet GPA requirements are eligible for expedited review and may be eligible for automatic admission.

Some C&IS programs can be pursued online or on campus and offer the choice between a thesis or non-thesis plan of study.

The Quick Admit Program is open to eligible May and August 2020 C&IS graduates wishing to pursue a master’s degree in the same program as their undergraduate major. If you have a 3.0+ GPA, you are eligible to receive expedited review and response for the Summer and Fall 2020 terms.

Application Requirement Waivers

  • Application fee
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)*
  • Letters of recommendation (LOR)*
  • GRE

*Some programs may require a SOP, resume and LOR. See program details below.

Requisite GPA

  • 3.3+ qualifies for automatic admission to select programs and expedited review for all programs
  • 3.0-3.29 qualifies for expedited application review

Students from non-C&IS undergraduate majors or who graduate under a different C&IS major may apply to a C&IS master’s program in Journalism and Creative Media, Communication Studies or Advertising and Public Relations through the regular admission routes. Any undergraduate major may apply for the Library and Information Sciences program and will receive an expedited review if they meet the GPA requirement.

The GRE requirement and application fee are waived for all Fall 2020 C&IS applicants, regardless of undergraduate major or GPA.

View program details and GPA requirements below.


Program Program Restrictions GPA 3.3+ GPA 3.0-3.29

JOURNALISM AND CREATIVE MEDIA

Journalism MA

Program can be completed in one year.

Undergraduate major is News Media

 

Automatic Admission

Expedited Review

(SOP required)

Journalism MA

Program can be completed in one year.

Undergraduate major is not News Media

Expedited Review

(SOP required)

Expedited Review

(SOP required)

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Communication Studies MA

Undergraduate major is Communication Studies

Automatic Admission

Expedited Review

(SOP required)

Communication Studies MA

Undergraduate major is not Communication Studies

Expedited Review

(SOP required)

Expedited Review

(SOP required)

ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Advertising and Public Relations MA

This program does not qualify for automatic admission.

Option to pursue on campus or online.

Undergraduate major is Advertising and Public relations

Expedited Review

(SOP and Resume required)

Expedited Review

(SOP and Resume required)

Advertising and Public Relations MA

This program does not qualify for automatic admission

Undergraduate major is not Advertising and Public relations; option to pursue on-campus or online

Standard Review

(SOP and Resume required)

Standard Review

(SOP and Resume required)

SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

SLIS is an interdisciplinary field; any UA undergraduate major with 3.0 GPA or higher is welcome to apply for expedited admission. The program is strong in the humanities (English, philosophy and history majors). Science, technology and health care majors with an MLIS degree do very well on the job market.

Book Arts MFA

This program does not qualify for automatic admission.

Any undergraduate
major from UA applying to the on-campus program

Expedited Review

(SOP, Resume and LOR required)

Expedited Review

(SOP, Resume and LOR required)

Library and Information Sciences MLIS

This program does not qualify for automatic admission.

Online option is available for standard review.

Any undergraduate
major from UA applying to the on-campus program

Expedited Review

(SOP, Resume and LOR required)

Expedited Review

(SOP, Resume and LOR required)

 

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