How To Apply

Admission to the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media is competitive. Multiple criteria are considered. These include official GRE or MAT scores, cumulative grade point average, relevant employment history in the form of a resume, and your personal goal statement.

STEP 1: GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION

Use the electronic admission application to apply to Graduate School, file for readmission or to change your current degree program or student level. (Application fees for initial admission are $35 application fee for domestic students and $60 for international students)

STEP 2: GRE or MAT ADMISSION TEST

Schedule an appointment to take the GRE exam or Miller Analogies Test, and have the results sent to Graduate Admissions.

Locally, you may schedule your GRE exam  or MAT exam at:

The University of Memphis
Prometric Center
111C Brister Hall
Phone: 901.678.1457
http://www.memphis.edu/testing/services/ets.php

or

Prometric Testing Center
8176 Old Dexter Road
Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38016
Phone: 901.756.1425
Toll Free: 1.800.867.1100
Or Online at http://www.ets.org/gre/

Have your GRE or MAT scores sent to:

Graduate Admissions
The University of Memphis
FedEx Institute of Technology Building, Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38152

STEP 3: TRANSCRIPTS

Request that your official transcripts from all other colleges and/or universities you have attended be sent to:

Graduate Admissions
The University of Memphis
FedEx Institute of Technology Building, Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38152

STEP 4: SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Submit the following supplemental materials:

Current Resume
Personal Goal Statement (500 to 1,000 words indicating the academic program for which you are applying and specifying your career goals)

to

Dr. Thomas Hrach, Director of Graduate Studies
300 Meeman Journalism Building
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3290
thrach@memphis.edu
901.678.4779

Deadlines

You should submit all materials for program admission well in advance of your intended start date. Send by June 1 for fall semester admission, by October 1 for spring semester admission, and by February 1 for the summer. The Department of Journalism and Strategic Media's admission committee will review applications at those times and may review new applications at other times.