Apply to the Journalism or Sports Journalism Program


This application should be used for the MS in journalism or sports journalism programs.

Journalism and Sports Journalism Application

All application materials must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions at:

Quinnipiac University
Office of Graduate Admissions NH-GRD
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. It is your responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received prior to the stated admissions deadline. The Office of Graduate Admissions is not responsible for materials sent to other offices or personnel.

Application Start Date
The journalism programs begin in the fall semester only. The programs are on a rolling admission schedule and applications are accepted throughout the year.  Applicants are reviewed and a decision is rendered upon receipt of all required documents. 

Application Deadline
Domestic Applicants: Fall semester suggested filing date by July 30.  
International Applicants: Fall semester deadline April 30.

Admission Requirements
The School of Communications invites applications from prospective students who wish to pursue the professional practice of journalism or sports journalism. Recent graduates of a bachelor's program outside of the communications or journalism fields are welcome to apply, as are prospective students who are presently working and wish to either shift careers or enhance their professional standing.

Admission to the journalism programs are highly competitive and based on your undergraduate performance as measured by GPA, experience in the chosen field either as a student or professional and the required documents listed below.

Required Documents

  • Application: Complete the information required on the application form.
  • Fee:  You will be asked to include a non-refundable application fee of $45 by credit or debit card when submitting your application. Do not send cash or check.
  • Official Transcripts: It is your responsibility to request official transcripts from ALL undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended (including part-time and summer study). If you received transfer credit from another institution, it is still necessary to have an official transcript sent from the original university. These transcripts must be provided to Quinnipiac University in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to
  • Letters of Recommendation: You must have two professional references submitted on your behalf.  You will be required to enter your recommenders' contact information on the application.  
  • Letter of Intent: You will be asked to include a letter of intent, approximately 500 words, discussing why you wish to pursue the Journalism or Sports Journalism program and how a degree from Quinnipiac will assist you in your career goals. 
  • Resume: You will be asked to upload an up-to-date resume.
  • Portfolio Sample: You will be asked to upload a portfolio sample. The portfolio must include at least two samples of work such as papers written for undergraduate courses, articles posted on college newspaper sites, videos produced for college newscasts or work conducted as part of your career. The samples should demonstrate the applicant's ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  • International applicants - Please review additional admission requirements.
    • Please note that international students on an F1 Visa are not eligible for the fast track program that can be completed in one calendar year. 

If you'e considering one of Quinnipiac's outstanding graduate programs, you're on your way to joining a graduate community committed to academic excellence and professional preparation at the highest level.

Our secure online application is designed to be convenient and efficient. If you need assistance with your application--or would like additional information on your program of interest— contact the staff in Graduate Admissions.

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