Graduate Communications


1. Complete an application at

2. Have official transcripts of all undergraduate work and graduate work sent directly from the credit-granting institution.  Hand-carried transcripts, even in a sealed envelope, are not official.

3. Submit GRE scores.

5. Request two references (1) current or recent employer, and (2) a personal reference (not a family member).


Mail all documents to:

Graduate Communications Admissions

Corbitt Hall

Asbury University

One Macklem Drive

Wilmore, Kentucky 40390

859-858-3511 (x 2600)



1. Completed graduate application form, including Character and Fitness form.

2. Official transcripts of all college/university coursework.

3. Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Candidates not meeting the grade point average criteria may apply for admission on a provisional status.

4. Submit a current resume (include awards, leadership positions, and industry experience).

5. Write a maximum 500 word essay about your personal vision (goals and life purpose) for implementing digital storytelling in your career. Clearly state in your essay the contributions you expect to make to the field of digital storytelling and how this assistantship will help you achieve these goals.

6. TOEFL for all applicants whose native language is not English:  550 minimum on the paper based test (PBT) or 80 minimum on the Internet based test (iBT). 

7. Successful completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) administered by the Education Testing Service with the following corresponding scores on the corresponding sections:

(i)     Verbal Reasoning taken prior to 8/1/2011 - 450; or

(ii)    Verbal Reasoning taken after 8/1/2011 – 150;

(i)     Quantitative Reasoning taken prior to 8/1/2011 – 490; or

(ii)    Quantitative Reasoning taken after 8/1/2011 - 143; and

(iii)   Analytical Writing - 4.0.

Candidates not meeting the minimum GRE criteria may apply for admission on a provisional status.


Transfer of Credits: With approval of the Dean of the School of Communications and the Registrar, a student may transfer up to nine semester hours of prior graduate work toward the master’s degree.  These credits must have been completed at a regionally-accredited graduate school.  Only courses with a grade of B or better which are equivalent to Asbury University courses may be transferred. 


Credit From Work Experience: A limited number of credits can be waived for extensive media experience within the following criteria:

1. You must be able to show portfolio work that is similar to the quality that would result from taking the course. 2. Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours at the graduate level for the MA degree.  When waiving requirements additional courses may need to be taken to meet this 30 hour minimum.


2013-14 Bulletin 08/13/2013