To qualify for admission to the master of science in interactive media and communications program, a student must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Graduates of a bachelor's program outside of the communications field are welcome to apply, as are prospective students who wish to either shift careers or enhance their professional standing. Admission to the program is competitive.
The School of Communications accepts applications for the fall and spring semesters. Please note that the admissions committee will not review an application until it is complete with all supporting documents, which include:
- Application for admission
- $45 application fee
- Two professional recommendations or academic recommendations if recently in college. A combination is acceptable as well.
- 500-word personal statement. Please describe accomplishments or experiences that are pertinent to goals for graduate study in interactive media.
- Portfolio of written, visual or audio work (see "online portfolio requirement" below)
- An original writing sample (minimum 1,000 words). This can be an academic, professional or creative work that has already been produced, or a new piece of writing on a topic of the applicant's choice.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, which should also reflect the date of degree conferral from the bachelor's degree program
- Please note: Separate admissions requirements apply to QU undergraduates for the dual degree five-year bachelor/master's degree program. View requirements.
Online Portfolio Requirement
Applicants are required to submit a Web address link (URL) to a portfolio of work demonstrating the applicant's ability as a writer, artist, interactive designer, video producer, journalist, social media specialist or specialist in another creative or professional field.
The website may include links to other sites, videos, files, documents, etc. If an applicant has numerous web addresses, they should be aggregated in one virtual place. The applicant should explain roles in any work requiring participation as a member of a production team. Any current website is acceptable as long as it represents the applicant's creativity, skill or knowledge.
Applicants who do not have a website may establish a free Google site for posting the portfolio. Instructions for creating and preparing a Google site are located at this address: https://support.google.com/sites/.
As an alternative to Google Sites, https://crevado.com, is a free portfolio tool applicants can use to create a portfolio for image or video based work. The free version allows up to 30 images.