Master of Professional Communication (MPC)
Successful MPC applicants will have a well-rounded application, including competitive grades in their undergraduate courses, especially in communication and composition and a professional-quality writing sample. Admission to the MPC graduate program is based on an evaluation of undergraduate work, professional experience, and potential to succeed in communication-related fields. Students may enter the program at the beginning of the Fall or Spring, semesters.
A candidate for admission must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Completed application form
- $50 application fee
- Statement of intent describing why you are pursuing an MPC degree
- Two professional recommendations from current or previous supervisors and/or professors using forms provided by the Office of Graduate Admissions
- Professional résumé detailing education, work experience, and related activities
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended showing proof of baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution.
- Sample of professional writing. The writing sample should be a comprehensive five- to ten-page document which demonstrates that the applicant can and develop an idea clearly and coherently. Submissions can include academic papers, proposals, reports, manuals, or other business documents. Creative or fiction writing samples are not accepted. Applicants to Westminster’s MPC program may opt to submit the MPC Writing Test available at westminstercollege.edu/mpc.
When an individual’s application file includes all required documents the application materials are evaluated by the MPC Admissions Committee. Once accepted to the MPC program, the applicant must submit a $250 tuition deposit within 30 days or less, which guarantees a place in the entering class. Westminster uses rolling admissions, so it is best to apply as soon as possible. To preserve the faculty-to-student ratio, space in each class is limited. Westminster College reserves the right to close the class earlier than dates specified if enrollment goals are met before those dates. See important application dates at westminstercollege.edu/graduate.