Graduate Communications Admissions


1. Complete online 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.

        Mail transcripts to:

        Asbury University
        School of Communication Arts
        Graduate Coordinator
        One Macklem Dr.
        Wilmore, KY 40390

3. Submit GRE scores.

4. Request two references (1) current or recent employer, and (2) a personal reference (not a family member). Online reference form is located at



1. Completed graduate application form.

2. Official transcripts of all college/university coursework. Credit can only be transferred from official transcripts mailed by the other institution or sent by official electronic transfer.  Credit will not be accepted from faxed, copied, emailed or hand delivered transcripts.

3. Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 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 350 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.*The GRE requirement will be waived for those students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher during the last 60 hours of their undergraduate program.


Transfer of Credits: With approval of the Dean of the School of Communication Arts and the Registrar, a student may transfer up to nine semester hours of prior graduate credits 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: Students entering the DSG program can satisfy a limited number of credits for extensive professional media experience through a Credit by Prior Learning (CPL) process. See Academic Policies > Graduate Program Transfer & Non-Class Credit > Graduate Credit by Prior Learning.


2015-16 Bulletin 07/30/2015