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Purdue University

Department of Communication

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Department of Communication is located in West Lafayette, IN.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 75
Doctoral Degrees 10
Other Advanced Degrees 120

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comprehensive exams or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

320
Applied
187
Accepted
166
Enrolled
58%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 1st August 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

484
Total Graduate Students
88%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
11%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.88%
Black or African American 10.74%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 2.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.41%
Two or more races 2.89%
Unknown 1.86%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Interpersonal communication, mass communication, organizational communication, public affairs and issue management, rhetorical studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Dr. Marifran Mattson
Head
Email: mmattson@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-7596