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Communication, Culture, and Media

College of Arts and Sciences

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
MSFull-Time, Part-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
MS Applicants (U.S. Students)Sept. 1Nov. 23Feb. 22May 22
MS Applicants (International Students)June 13N/AN/AN/A
PhD CandidatesDec. 15N/AN/A


For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.

    Apply for Spring 2017 Apply for Summer 2017 or Future Terms

  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    International students: If you have already graduated from your previous institution at the time of your application, please email your graduation certificate(s) attached as PDF or Microsoft Word documents to

  • Standardized Test Scores

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores (minimum Overall Band Score: 7.0).

    For MS only - GRE scores are not required, but are recommended for applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.2.

    For the PhD GRE scores are required.

  • Essay

    A 1,500-word essay explaining your interest in the program is required.

    For Spring 2017: Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Résumé

    For Spring 2017: Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required for the MS program and three letters of recommendation are required for the PhD program. Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
    • By Express Courier
      (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      3141 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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