2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Communication

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Communication


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General

Letters of Recommendation

3, preferably from faculty in communication or related social science field familiar with the applicant's written work and research experiences

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a Resume/CV, a Statement of Purpose and to indicate up to two prospective faculty mentors.

Applications must be complete and received by the department by the deadline to be considered.

An interview (either in person or by phone) is required for all finalists.

The department regards a broad undergraduate background in the behavioral, biological, physical, computational, and social sciences as the best preparation for graduate study in communication. It is desirable, but not required, to have majored in communication or a closely allied discipline as an undergraduate. Some college coursework in statistics or advanced mathematics is required.

Program Name


Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Admits only Ph.D. applicants.

Major Code



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