Admissions Deadlines and Procedures
February 3, 2014 is the deadline for applicants seeking Fall 2014 admission and a graduate assistantship.
After that date, the Department of Communication will continue to review applications
for admission. But given the limited availability of funds, the Department cannot
guarantee consideration for an assistantship for applications received after the 2/3/14
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.
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/memphiscommgrad/apply
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