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Admissions Timeline

Deadlines

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to ensure it is reviewed before the program has reached capacity.

For Fall
First Review Date January 15
Applicants who submit a completed application by this date will receive a decision within 6 weeks.
Second Review Date March 15
Applicants who submit a completed application by this date will receive a decision within 6 weeks.
Deadline May 15
Applicants who submit a completed application by this date will receive a decision within 6 weeks.

We are currently accepting applications for fall through July 1 on a space-available basis.

For Spring
The program does not have a Spring intake.

Notifications will be delivered through the online application system.

Applicant Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better (most successful applicants)
  • At least five to seven years of professional experience in a communications role
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, English fluency, and the ability to write clearly, concisely, and convincingly, using proper grammar

Application Process

  1. Gather all materials and enter all requested information in the online application form. See Application Requirements below
  2. Submit your online application and fee payment.
  3. Receive an admissions decision notification online.

international students

  1. This program does not qualify international students for a student visa.

 

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application form

  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

  • Your résumé

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Statement of academic purpose (750 words maximum)

  • Supplemental essay (no more than 250 words)

  • Optional: Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

  • An admissions interview may be required

  •  Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency.

Mailing Address and Contact Information

All submitted materials should clearly bear the applicant’s name and the name of the program to which he or she is applying.

Strategic Communications Program
Office of Enrollment Management
School of Continuing Education
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902

Phone 212-854-9666

Email

sce-stratcomm@columbia.edu
Office hours
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.