Media and Communication


Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions and Funding
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD MECO Fall December 15, 2020
Master’s MA MECO Fall December 15, 2020
Director of Graduate Admissions Dr. Heidi Hennink-Kaminski (
Graduate Program Coordinator Ann Schmitt (
Address Hussman School of Journalism and Media
CB# 3365, Carroll Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-843-9471
Test Requirements No scores are required for 2021  admissions. If applicants choose to submit valid GRE scores, the admissions committee will review them.
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Completed financial certificate
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

1. Every applicant should select an area of interest.

2. The statement of purpose should describe the applicant’s background, career goals and areas of research or professional interest. It should be double-spaced and no more than four pages long.

3. Doctoral applicants are required to list at least three Hussman school faculty members in the Faculty Interest section of the Program Supplement page.

4. Applicants must upload a writing sample in the Supplemental Document(s) – Required section of the Program Supplement page. Doctoral applicants should submit an academic paper or a chapter from their master’s thesis. Master’s applicants may submit an academic paper, news article(s), marketing plan or other representative piece of writing.

5. Master’s applicants to the Visual Communication area of interest must submit a portfolio of their work in the Supplemental Document(s) – Required section of the Program Supplement page.

6. The Roy H. Park Fellowships are the primary source of funding for
Hussman School residential graduate students. M.A. and Ph.D. applicants who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for Park Fellowships by submitting an additional essay in the Supplemental Document – Optional section of the Program Supplement page. Guidelines for this essay are available at For all other Hussman
School and UNC Graduate School funding, applicants will be automatically considered for any packages for which they are eligible, with no additional
application requirements.