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How to Apply

How to Apply

How to Apply to Graduate Programs

To apply to a graduate program in Communication Studies at Colorado State University, prospective students must submit an online application, required supplemental materials, and an application fee to CSU’s Graduate School. Final approval for admittance comes from the Graduate School, but the recommendation to admit is made by our department.

Please note:

  • Deadline for applying to the Department of Communication Studies is December 15.
  • Applications are accepted for Fall admission only.

Application Requirements

Requirements for Applications to any Graduate Program

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  2. Statement of purpose
  3. Writing sample
  4. Resume/CV
  5. Three letters of reference

Requirements for International

International applicants who did not recently earn a degree at an American university are required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency through the following minimum English test scores:

    • Composite score: 102
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 22
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 20
    • Composite score: 7.5
    • Reading: 6.5
    • Listening: 6.5
    • Speaking: 7.5
    • Writing: 6.0

Please see https://graduateschool.colostate.edu/admissions-resources/english-proficiency/ for information about exemptions to submitting TOFEL scores.

Application Process

1. Create an account to start a new application.
2. Follow the instructions to start and complete your application once successfully logged in.
3. If you have any questions as you work through the application, contact the Office of Admissions at gradadmissions@colostate.edu or (970) 491-6909.

Transcript Submission

Transcripts can be submitted before or after you submit your application.

To submit official transcripts, contact all previous institutions to request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075). Your institution can also send official transcripts directly to gradadmissions@colostate.edu.

For any documents that cannot be uploaded, submit paper copies directly to the Office of Admissions at:

Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062