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for completing the application.
We encourage candidates to complete the online application process as early as possible
in the academic year.
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An application is considered complete when we have received all of the following
items (incomplete applications will not be reviewed):
Please have each recommender's contact information (including email address and phone number)
ready when you log on to begin your application.
The statement of purpose should discuss your potential research area or topic with
the Annenberg School for Communication faculty
or research centers. Please detail how your
academic and professional background, interests, and preparation in the social sciences,
the humanities and other studies support your research topic. The statement should also address
the question of what career objectives an Annenberg degree would help you realize. The statement
should be double spaced and must not exceed 1,000 words.
A CV or Resume should include references to major research projects, thesis and
other scholarly papers and accomplishments.
Applicants are required to have taken the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test
(GRE) before they can be considered for admission. This is a University of Pennsylvania
requirement which we cannot waive. Your file will not be reviewed without GRE
Applicants for whom English is a second language are required to take either the
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Testing
System (IELTS). The receipt of a baccalaureate or master's degree from a U.S.
college or university does not exempt the applicant from submitting official test
Applicants may scan and attach student copies of academic transcripts to the application. If you are
currently taking classes you will not need to send us an updated transcript once
your grades are submitted.
One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work will be required if you are offered
admission to the program. An offer of admission will be contingent upon verification of student
records with official transcripts from your institutions. Only graduates of a college or university
will be admitted to the Annenberg School graduate program.
You can submit whatever you feel best displays your scholarly writing ability.
The sample must not exceed 10 pages, double spaced, and may be an excerpt from a
larger work. Please upload the writing sample using the online application
or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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