To be accepted into the program, a student must present the following:
- Evidence of successful academic achievement in the completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. The student’s record must show a completion of at least 24 credit hours in any combination of communication, humanities, and social science courses, and an overall “B” average (3.0/4.0). International students must possess the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree.
- The application for admission.
- A professional résumé.
- An interview with the program director, which will focus on professional goals.
- A brief personal statement (about 500 words) describing a student's reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in Professional and Business Communication at La Salle University. The Committee is interested in reading about career experiences and goals in the statement. A student may also include any information about himself or herself that will further demonstrate his or her qualifications for the program.
- For students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.25, two letters of recommendation from professors and/or supervisors who can address the candidate’s ability and motivation for enrolling in the program.
The University's Nondiscrimination Policy is stated in the General Reference section of this catalog. Because oral communication is an integral part of most courses in the program, students must be able to communicate clearly in English. International students must achieve a minimum TOEFL score: CBT 230/PBT 575/IBT 88. A maximum of six credit hours are eligible for transfer from another institution or from another La Salle graduate program.
The Application for Admission may be obtained by contacting
Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D., Director
Graduate Program in Professional and Business Communication
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Web site: www.lasalle.edu/admiss/grad/profcomm/