Master of Science in Strategic Communication (MSC)
Successful MSC applicants will have a well-rounded application, including competitive grades in their undergraduate courses, especially in communication and composition and a professional-quality writing sample. Admission to the MSC graduate program is based on an evaluation of undergraduate work, professional experience, and potential to succeed in communication-related fields. Students may enter the program at the beginning of the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.
A candidate for admission must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Completed application form
- $50 application fee
- Graduate applicant survey form
- Statement of intent describing why you are pursuing a graduate degree in communication
- Two professional recommendations from current or previous supervisors and/or professors using forms provided by the Office of Graduate Admissions
- Professional résumé detailing all job titles, work experience, areas of responsibility, and related activities. A minimum of 3 years related professional experience preferred.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended showing proof of baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution.
- Sample of professional writing. The writing sample should be a comprehensive five- to ten-page document which demonstrates that the applicant can explore and develop an idea in a coherent, logical fashion. Submissions can include academic papers, proposals, reports, manuals, or other business documents. Creative or fiction writing samples are not accepted. Applicants to Westminster’s MSC program may opt to submit the MSC Writing Test available at westminstercollege.edu/mSc.
When an individual’s application file is complete with required documents and according to application dates, the application materials are evaluated by the MSC Admissions Committee. Once accepted to the MSC program, the applicant must submit a $250 tuition deposit within 30 days or less, which guarantees a place in the entering class. Westminster operates rolling admissions, so it is best to apply as soon as possible. To preserve the faculty to student ratio, space availability in each class is limited. Westminster College reserves the right to close the class earlier than dates specified if enrollment goals are met before those dates. See important application dates at www.westminstercollege.edu/graduate.