Admission to the International Public Relations Master’s Program
The following are required:
- A graduate application, including personal statements (at least 500 words), to be completed online at www.arcadia.edu/gradapp.
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better with an undergraduate major in communication, media, business, technology or social science disciplines. Applicants with other majors will be considered on an individual basis according to the extent of their undergraduate coursework in these fields.
- One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. Transfer credits included on a transcript must include grades earned; if not, an official transcript from the original school must be submitted. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school in a sealed envelope and contain the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.
- Two letters of recommendation. The letters must be of a professional not personal nature. If the student has been out of school five years or less, at least one letter must come from a professor.
- International Applicants: Official results from the TOEFL or IELTS are required for all students for whom English is a second language, except for non-native speakers of English who hold degrees or diplomas from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand). A course-by-course evaluation of all transcripts by an independent evaluation service based in the United States also is required. International applicants should visit www.arcadia.edu/international for detailed information on admission requirements and application procedures.
Applicants seeking admission for Fall 2014 should complete their applications no later than May 1. Applicants seeking admission for spring 2015 should complete their applications no later than Oct. 15.
Academic Policies and Procedures
A grade point average of “B” is required for admission to degree candidacy, internship and for graduation. A grade below “C” may not be applied toward a degree, and only 6 credits of “C” or “C+” will count toward a degree. If a failing grade is received (“C–“ or below), the course may be repeated one time only with the adviser’s permission. No more than two core courses may be repeated.
A student may be dismissed for failing grades or if it is determined by the Department that the student’s conduct is unprofessional. See the general section of the Graduate catalog for more information.