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Graduate Application

Graduate Application

Students interested in applying for the master's program in Communication must complete the online graduate application process.  We use a rolling admissions process and accept applications year around.  However, those interested in applying for an assistantship should complete the application process by March 9th.  A checklist of the steps for applying to the program are listed below. 

  • Complete the University of Dayton Graduate School online application.  If you are interested in applying for an assistantship, be sure to indicate your interest by checking the appropriate box on the application form. 
  • Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing.  If you are a current University of Dayton student or graduated from the University of Dayton, your UD transcript will be automatically uploaded. 
  • Send three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your academic work. Have the faculty member send the letter to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing.   You may use the letters required for applying to graduate school in your application for a teaching assistantship.  However, be sure you indicate to the faculty writing for you that they should speak to your ability to teach if they can. 
  • Have your the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores sent to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. You will need to complete the verbal, quantitative, and writing sections of the GRE. 
  • Send a written statement of your educational and professional goals.  Be sure to address the following questions: 
  •  Why are you interested in pursuing a master's degree in communication?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Why do you think you would be an effective teacher?, if you are interested in a teaching assistantship. 
  • Send a resume or CV.

Department of Communication

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410