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Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the One Year or Part-time M.A. Programs, a student must present the following:

  • The Application for Admission, accompanied by the stipulated application fee made payable to La Salle University. Online applicants do not have to pay the application fee.
  • A professional résumé.
  • Evidence of successful academic achievement in completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education (typically an official transcript). The student's record must show an overall "B" (3.0) average. International students must possess the equivalent of a 4-year bachelor's degree.
  • For individuals whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.25, two letters of recommendation from previous professors and/or supervisors who can attest to the students' motivation and ability to succeed in graduate studies.
  • An interview with the Director of Graduate Studies, preferably in person.
  • Please provide a brief personal statement (about 500 words) describing your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in Professional and Business Communication at La Salle University. We are interested in reading about your career experiences and goals in the statement. You may also include any information about you which you believe will further demonstrate your qualifications for our program.

Students who complete the Professional and Business Communication Certificate or the Social and New Media Certificate with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible for admission to the M.A. Program. They must inform the Graduate Director of their intent to move into the M.A. Program at least one semester in advance.

Please refer to the FAQ page for more information about our admission standards.

To be accepted into the Certificate programs, a student must present the following:

  • The Application for Admission, accompanied by the stipulated application fee made payable to La Salle University. Online applicants do not have to pay the application fee.
  • Transcripts showing evidence of successful academic achievement in completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Typically students must have at minimum a 2.75 GPA (B- average) in undergraduate studies.
  • An interview with the Director of Graduate Studies, preferably in person.
  • Please provide a brief personal statement (about 500 words) describing your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in Professional and Business Communication at La Salle University. We are interested in reading about your career experiences and goals in the statement. You may also include any information about you which you believe will further demonstrate your qualifications for our program.

The Professional and Business Communication Program is open to applicants without regard to age, creed, race, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Because oral communication is an integral part of most courses in the Program, students must be able to communicate well in English.

All documents should be sent to the following address:
Office of Graduate Enrollment
La Salle University – Box 826
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199

215.951.1100 / Fax 215.951.1462
grad@lasalle.edu


Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.

Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director

Professional and Business Communication
Department of Communication
1900 West Olney Avenue - South Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1935
Fax: 215.951.5043
E-mail: lannutti95@lasalle.edu


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at any time, without notice.

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