Quinnipiac University

MS in Interactive Media and Communications Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Communications are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the MS in Interactive Media and Communications program, a student must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Recent graduates of a bachelor’s program outside of the communications field 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 program is competitive.

Admission to this program is very competitive. Applicants should ensure that each component of their application exhibits their ability think critically and develop meaningful, creative work throughout the program.

Application Timeline

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.

Required Documents

  • Application for admission
  • $45 application fee
  • Two professional recommendations or academic recommendations if recently in college (or a combination of both) — Your recommendations should speak to your ability to succeed with graduate-level work, how your professional or academic experience has prepared you for the program, and why you will be an exceptional student.
  • Resume
  • 500-word personal statement — Please describe accomplishments or experiences that are pertinent to your goals for graduate study in interactive media. Explain how graduate studies will advance your professional goals.
  • Portfolio of written, visual or audio work (Please see “Online portfolio requirement” below for more details)
  • 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 your choice. Your topic should be relevant to your course of study and effectively demonstrate depth of thought, critical thinking, and ability to perform deep research and formulate ideas.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, which also should reflect the date of degree conferral from the bachelor’s degree program.

Please note: Dual degree applicants do not apply here. Separate admissions requirements apply to QU undergraduates for the Dual-Degree Bachelor's/Master’s Degree (4+1) program. Please contact the ICM program director for further information.

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 place. Your portfolio should reflect your best work and contain works in multiple mediums whenever possible. Include details about why each component was included for review. Applicants should explain their specific roles in any work requiring participation as a member of a production team, along with an explanation of their creative process.

Applicants who do not have a website may establish a free Google site for posting their portfolio. Instructions for creating and preparing a Google site are below.

Google sites support

As an alternative to Google sites, Crevado 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, link below.

Crevado Portfolio

How to Apply for an Online Program

The Quinnipiac University graduate admissions team is dedicated to helping you easily navigate our educational offerings. An admissions counselor will work one-on-one with you to assess your educational goals and answer any questions that you may have.

To get started, follow these steps:


Apply to a Program

An admissions counselor will assist you with the process and provide guidance every step of the way. 

Complete the Application


Ask about Financial Aid

Our admissions counselors can answer your questions about the financial aid process. To apply for federal aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use school code #001402.

Learn more about graduate tuition and financial aid

Quinnipiac University supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.