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Admissions Deadlines and Procedures

The deadline Fall 2015 applicants seeking guaranteed consideration for a graduate assistantship is February 6, 2015. If you've questions, please email Graduate Studies Coordinator, Antonio de Velasco.

NOTE: The Department of Communication does not review any applicant's case for admission until s/he has completed each of the two (2) required applications. All components – including all of the materials mandated by the University of Memphis Graduate School application – must be in place before review can begin. Please see details for the procedures below.

Admissions Criteria

Admission to the PhD program requires an MA in Communication, Rhetoric, or a related field from an accredited institution. Multiple criteria will be used when considering a student's application for admission, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate grade point average, GRE scores, personal goals statement, writing samples, relevant employment history, letters of recommendation, and the quality of the applicant's writing. The number of students admitted to the PhD program will depend on availability of adequate faculty supervision and other department resources. GRE scores are required for every applicant.

To apply to the PhD program, you must complete two steps:

1. Apply to the University of Memphis Graduate School

To apply to the Graduate School go here: http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/admproc.php

2. Apply to the Department of Communication

To apply to the Department go here: 
https://app.decisiondesk.com/clients/memphiscom2015/apply 

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