To apply to the Merrill College of Journalism Master’s Program, you’ll need to go to the University of Maryland Graduate School admissions site. Application deadline is Feb. 1.


Broadcast Applicants: Please note that your program starts during summer 2017. However, please be sure to choose Fall 2017 as your entrance date on the general application. The general application does not include summer 2017 as a choice.


There are links there to help you gather all the information you’ll need before starting the formal application process.

To get you started, here’s the basic information you’ll need:

Submit all application materials electronically. You’ll need to include:

  • Graduate application;
  • Undergraduate transcripts;
  • GRE scores;
  • Statement of purpose;
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically;
  • Three writing samples that can include clips, broadcast packages (YouTube/Vimeo links), etc.;
  • Non-refundable application fee (currently $75.00).

The Application Process

Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee at the Merrill College of Journalism. The recommendations of the committee are then submitted to the UMD Graduate School for a final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School.

International Graduate Students

The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students.  International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.