MS in Communication and Information Technology


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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. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Term - July 15
  • Winter Term - November 15

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.

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.