NOTICE: Autumn 2021 admissions suspended for UW Communication M.A./Ph.D and Ph.D.
In light of the disruptions and uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Communication graduate faculty have voted to suspend admissions to our M.A./Ph.D. and Ph.D. programs for Autumn 2021. This one-year pause will allow us to marshal our resources, to focus our attention on our current and incoming students, and to fortify this excellent program which is so vital to our department. We fully intend to resume admissions for Autumn 2022. The Autumn 2022 application will open in June 2021, with applications due November 15, 2021.
The UW Department of Communication Ph.D. and M.A./Ph.D. graduate programs are built on four core principles: pluralism, interdisciplinary theorizing, collaboration, and public scholarship. These principles have shaped every facet of the programs, such as the core courses, committee structure, and admissions policy. Our graduate program’s strengths are emphasized in our seven areas of study.
We encourage you to apply to join our community of scholars.
The Department of Communication accepts applications to its Ph.D. and M.A./Ph.D. graduate programs for Autumn quarter entry only, with an application deadline of November 15. If you are interested in applying, please note the following important deadline and application information. If you have any questions about this information, please e-mail the Graduate Program Advisor, Heather Werckle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is November 15, 2021 for Autumn 2022 admission.
A NOTE ON THIS DEADLINE: This application deadline is real and is a completion deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Applications must be complete by the deadline to be considered. All application materials should be uploaded to our online application system. We do not accept any mailed materials.
Financial aid and funding from the Department
Each year, we keep statistics on the average GPAs and GRE scores for those students we accept for admission to our graduate program. These are statistics for the applicants admitted in the last five years:
Averages for accepted applicants
|Offers of admission||14||13||12||15||17|
|Number of students entering class||10 (8 Ph.D. and 2 M.A.)||5 (2 Ph.D. and 3 M.A.)||7 (6 Ph.D. and 1 M.A.)||5 (2 Ph.D. and 3 M.A.)||7 (6 Ph.D. and 1 M.A.)|
|Entering students with assistantships||10||5||7||5||7|
|Average undergraduate GPA||3.53||3.83||3.53||3.40||3.46|
|Average GRE scores||156 Verbal|
Graduate Non-Matriculated information
For more information, visit the M.A./Ph.D. Frequently Asked Questions page.