Master of Science in Strategic Marketing Communications applicants are required to have at least three years of demonstrated full-time professional experience in marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, media, or a related field. They must also hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Program Start DateEarly Priority DeadlinePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
September 2023
March 31, 2023
June 9, 2023
July 20, 2023

To apply to the online MS in Strategic Marketing Communications program, please submit the following:


Submit a current, detailed résumé that includes your professional work experience (full-time, internship, etc.), academic background, and any volunteer experiences.


Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to start the application review process. Upon admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

Many schools issue transcripts electronically. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, have your transcript(s) sent to To mail transcripts, request that your sealed, official transcripts be sent directly to our application processing center:

Fordham University
Application Processing Center
Fordham Business Online
PO Box 30096 006-001
College Station, TX 77842

Students who have completed a degree outside of the United States are required to submit official transcripts as well as a third-party evaluation of their academic credentials. Academic credential evaluations are accepted from any National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) recommended service provider. Exceptions are made for institutions in Canada, Australia, Ireland, and the U.K.

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.


Application materials in a language other than English, such as university transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be accompanied by a certified translation. Applicants can use any accredited translation service.


Two essays are required and a third essay is optional. The essay prompts are available in the online application.


After you have submitted your application, an admissions officer will contact you to schedule the required online admissions interview.


There is a $175 nonrefundable application fee for all Gabelli School graduate programs.

You can receive an application fee waiver if you meet any of the following requirements:

  • You attend a webinar.
  • You submit your application by the priority application deadline.
  • You are a current or former member of the U.S. military.

Please contact the admissions team by calling Phone Number: 855-594-5216 or emailing prior to submitting your application to receive your waiver.


One letter from a professional reference is required. This letter should come from a supervisor who is familiar with your professional history and can assess your suitability for graduate business studies.


No GMAT or GRE scores are required to apply.

All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not attend an undergraduate institution in a country where the official language is English must submit an original TOEFL or IELTS test score report.


Learn how to foster lasting connections between brands and their customers. Apply to the MS in Strategic Marketing Communications program today.

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Thinking about an on-campus program? The Gabelli School of Business also offers a portfolio of graduate programs across a variety of business disciplines. Visit the Gabelli School website to learn more.