How to Apply

The Master of Arts in Corporate Communication accepts new students during the fall semester. Please keep in mind that all application deadlines take effect by 10:00 p.m. MT.

Fall 2024

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Apr. 1, 2024: Fall enrollment begins

 Jul. 25, 2024: Final application deadline (all application materials must be submitted)

 Aug. 26, 2024: Program start date

A complete application includes:

  1. Fall 2024 Online Application
  2. Application fee: $50 for domestic applicants and international applicants.
  3. A statement of purpose that helps us assess your interest and ability to succeed in this program.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. At least one must be a professional reference.
  5. A current résumé or curriculum vitae that details your professional experience, education, awards, publications, volunteer activities, etc. Candidates should typically have a minimum of at least three to five years of relevant work experience.
  6. Unofficial transcripts from ALL colleges attended. We expect applicants to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75; the average among successful applicants is 3.45 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Please submit unofficial copies with the application; official transcripts should only be submitted if you are admitted and enroll.
    • Transcripts must provide evidence of completion of a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent.
    • For all international academic work, you must provide the original, native language version of both the transcript and, separately, the degree document, as well as a certified English translation of those documents. 
  7. International students may also need to submit official scores from a test of English proficiency. Applicants should have at a minimum:

- a TOEFL score of 75 (internet-based),
- an IELTS score of 6.0​ or 
- a Duolingo score of at least 120.

  • After your application is submitted, request that the TOEFL testing agency report your official score directly to the University of Colorado Division of Continuing Education. The institution code for CU Continuing Education is B880. To report your official Duolingo scores, click "Send Results" from inside the application, then choose University of Colorado Boulder - Continuing Education. IELTS scores should be reported in the application. In addition, you must provide the following information to your IELTS test center when requesting that your scores be sent to CU Boulder (IELTS does not use school codes):

CE Records - Graduate Programs
Division of Continuing Education
University of Colorado Boulder
178 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0178

  • Test scores are not required for all international students. You are not required to submit test scores if your native language is English or if, within two years from your desired admission term at CU Boulder, you have completed at least one year of full-time study at either a U.S. college/university or at a non-U.S. college/university where English is the native language of instruction.
  • This program is fully online. Please note that international students are not eligible for U.S. student visas if taking fully online programs. International students who do not require a visa are welcome and encouraged to enroll in the program. 

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