MS in Communication and Information Technology

Admissions & Aid

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Application Requirements

To apply to a graduate program at Alma College, students must submit an application for admission and the following materials. Additional program specific requirements will be listed on the program application. 

  • Statement of Purpose - explaining your intellectual interests, preparation, and goals
  • A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from both undergraduate and/or graduate coursework completed
    • To be considered for admission, you must have completed, or be on track to complete, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university prior to the start of the program.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

Submit your online application. 

Admission Criteria

Admission to the Master of Science in Communication and Information Technology (CIT) program is based on evaluation of the following:

  • Undergraduate academic performance GPA of at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
    • Students with under a 3.0 will be considered on an individual basis by the faculty reading committee based on academic and professional experience(s).
    • Graduate level work should show similar academic performance.
  • Writing quality
    • Students entering a graduate program at Alma are expected to demonstrate their ability to effectively communicate their viewpoint(s).
  • Academic and/or professional preparation
    • Students should show that they are adequately prepared to succeed at the graduate level.
  • International Applicants
    • Provide English Language Proficiency (official score reports can be emailed to
    • TOEFL iBT score of 79 (school code: 1010)
    • IELTS score of 6.5
    • Interview with CIT program Director
    • If you are an international student currently living outside of the United States and want to attend the MS CIT online program, we do not provide documents for an F-1 or J-1 visa. The classes are all online and you are not required to attend physical classes on campus.

These guidelines represent the minimum requirements for admission; however, meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission. Overall academic record, writing quality, and preparedness will be major factors in evaluating applications. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission to the CIT program.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Term - August 1 
  • Winter Term - November 15

Academic Calendar

Winter term
January 9, 2023 - April 24, 2023

Summer term
May 15, 2023 - July 17, 2023

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for this program is $770 per credit hour plus an administrative fee of $52 per credit. There is a one-time $300 enrollment deposit fee. All classes in the program are 3 credits.

Cost for a 3-credit class: $2,466
Total cost for program (36 credits): $29,592

Financial Aid

Our students take advantage of the program’s low residency format to continue with their current employment and finance their education from their own resources. Students are encouraged to complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA).

If you need additional assistance or have other questions, contact the Financial Aid office at (989) 463-7347.