forms but include student information;
normally, students should contact the
instructor and provide CWID, email,
course and section number.
-For Fall admission:
Our deadline for all materials, including transcripts and recommendations, to be received by the university and department is March 1st.
-For Spring admission:
Our deadline for all materials, including transcripts and recommendations, to be received by the university and department is October 1st.
Required Materials – Application
Go to Cal State Apply to prepare and submit an application for admission to our graduate program: Communication Studies MA.
For your application, you will be prompted to upload the following documents:
You will be prompted to request three letters of recommendation using the Cal State Apply system. These should preferably be from professors with whom you studied or from professionals with whom you work(ed).
As part of your online application, you will be required to order and submit official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions.
Optional Materials – Graduate Assistantship
Graduate Student Assistantships are available through the department and applications are accepted each semester. Teaching Associate and Forensic Assistant positions are available through the Department of Human Communication Studies.
Teaching Associates generally teach HCOM 100: Introduction to Human Communication and/or HCOM 102: Public Speaking. Forensics Assistants work with the forensics program. These positions are compensated, but are not intended to serve as a sole source of support.
To apply for a Graduate Assistantship, prepare the following documents:
Send these documents to email@example.com by March 1 or October 1 deadline.