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Certificate & MS Application

All application materials should be submitted electronically via the ApplyYourself Admissions System.

Admission deadlines: rolling

Applications to the MS and certificate programs are accepted on a rolling basis. However, the Graduate School must receive all of the following materials before your application will be considered. We suggest that you submit your application materials to the Graduate School at least six weeks before the semester you wish to begin.

Please contact our Graduate Programs Administrator, Nan Nelson, by email or phone if you have any questions.

Materials: How to submit:
Graduate School application Please read the Graduate School’s application instructions and apply online. All materials should be submitted through the Graduate School’s online system.

MS in Scientific & Technical Communication
Required fields:
Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support, Applicant Statements #1 & #2, GRE Scores (US and Canadian applicants only) and Recommendations.

Certificate in Technical Communication
Required fields:
Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support, Applicant Statements #1 & #2.

Optional fields: All other fields or application materials are optional, but they will be taken into consideration if submitted.

Department application Complete the PDF iconMS/Certificate Application form and upload it under "Graduate Program Additional Application" in the "Program Supplementary Information" section in ApplyYourself.
Application fee As specified by the Graduate School. See more information about fees.
Transcripts Upload unofficial transcripts or academic records from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended directly to the online application. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. Please do not mail paper copies of your transcripts; you do not need official transcripts or academic records for initial review.

If you are admitted, the University will request official copies of this material.

See important information about uploading your transcripts and credentials.

Letters of recommendation Recommendations may be submitted through the Graduate School's online application system. Acceptable recommendations must come from current or former professors who can assess your potential for graduate work. Other recommenders, such as employers, are also acceptable. Send online copies ONLY.

This is optional for applicants to the certificate program.

Writing samples (2) Upload two writing samples into the “Other Information” portion on the “Graduate Program Supplementary Information” section of ApplyYourself.

At least one sample must demonstrate your writing proficiency. We recommend submitting published works; however, undergraduate work is also acceptable. To demonstrate your verbal and visual proficiency, the second sample may include other media such as graphics, photographs, slides, art work, or audio or video tape. Materials can be returned if return postage is included.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores US and Canadian MS applicants only:

GRE scores should be entered in the "Test Information Self-Reported" field in ApplyYourself. See more information about the GRE.

English language test scores For non-native English speakers: TOEFL, IELTS.

See more information about TOEFL scores