Students applying for admission to the M.A. in Strategic Communication must meet the university-wide requirements for graduate admission and the specific requirements for the MASC. See The University of Tennessee at Martin Graduate Catalog for additional information.
All application materials must be sent to the UT Martin Office of Graduate Studies.
Applicants with at least seven years of relevant professional experience in strategic communication may qualify for a waiver of GRE/GMAT test scores. Email a current resume with a request for consideration to Tracy Rutledge (firstname.lastname@example.org). All waiver requests must be evaluated and approved by the Department of Communications Graduate Admissions Committee.
Applicants who meet the following requirements qualify for unconditional admission to the MASC.
Applicants may be granted conditional admission to the MASC subject to the following conditions:
Undergraduate seniors currently enrolled in the final semester for a baccalaureate degree at a university/college in the U.S. have the option for early admission to the MASC.
According to the UT Martin Graduate Catalog, “a senior at UT Martin who needs less than 30 semester hours to complete the requirements for a bachelor’s degree and has at least a B (3.00) cumulative average may take sufficient work for graduate credit to make a combined total of undergraduate and graduate credit hours of not more than 15 per semester, subject to the approval of the dean of graduate studies.” Strategic communication graduate courses may be taken only if a student meets all undergraduate prerequisite course requirements and must meet the requirements for unconditional admission. Students cannot earn both undergraduate and graduate credit for the same course.
The Graduate Studies Office must have received official qualifying exam scores, which equal or exceed the minimum requirement, current official transcript from the institution currently being attended and one official transcript from any other colleges/universities attended previously. The applicant must also meet the requirements for unconditional admission to the MASC, which may exceed the university's minimum requirements.
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available on campus. Students should direct all inquiries to the Graduate Studies office. Graduate Assistant responsibilities vary according to assignment. Assistantships carry a fixed stipend and provide a waiver of all tuition charges, including out-of-state fees, for GA’s with at least 30 percent appointment. International students may not apply for an assistantship until they have completed at least one term of full-time work at UT Martin.
Graduate assistants/teaching assistants are expected to enroll in no more than the appropriate fraction of the maximum course load.
The University of Tennessee at Martin is strongly committed to increasing the enrollment of graduate students from underrepresented groups. Access and Diversity scholarships are available for qualified groups. Recipients are selected based upon the nomination by graduate coordinators/designee. For further information, see http://www.utm.edu/departments/gradstudies/A&D_scholarships.php.
The university accepts fee waivers for UTM employees, UT system employees, and Tennessee state employees. For more information, see http://www.utm.edu/departments/bursar/forms.php.
The Department of Education offers Unsubsidized Stafford loans and Graduate Plus loans to students to help pay educational expenses. To be eligible, a student must complete a FAFSA, be admitted to a graduate program, be enrolled in at least 6 hours and have good standing with the university. The aggregate amounts of guaranteed student loans shall not exceed $138,500, including undergraduate loans. Students will be notified of eligibility. For more information concerning the various types of financial aid available, students should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance located in 205 Administration Building or visit their website at http://www.utm.edu/departments/finaid/index.php.