MA in Professional Communication

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.
  • Essay articulating the student's goals and expectations; how the student's academic and professional backgrounds fit the nature and mission of the program (or have prepared them for a successful learning experience in the program); how they may benefit from the program; and how they would contribute to the program and their fellow students.
  • Two recent letters of recommendation.
  • Please note: Applicants may qualify for a waiver for the essay and/or letters of recommendation requirements. Please contact the graduate program director, Professor Lorra Brown, at, to see if you qualify for a waiver.
  • The essay and letters of recommendation requirements are waived for current William Paterson University undergraduates who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are part of the 4+1 BA/MA in Professional Communication program.
  • Required for international students only: English Proficiency requirements
  • Interested in the M.A. in Professional Communication program? Please complete the following form to receive additional information from Graduate Admissions about our program:

*GRE Scores are not required but strongly preferred. 

View required courses and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

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Professor Lorra M Brown 
Program Director, Department of Communication
(973) 720-2609

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