Application Submission and Review

Students have three opportunities to begin the online master’s in communications and digital media program each year including one in the fall, one in the spring, and one in the summer. For our annual academic calendar and application deadline information, please contact an admission advisor at

The Pace Office of Graduate Admission informs applicants of the committee’s decision—denied or accepted—within one week of completed application submission.

Candidates residing in the US can apply up to two weeks prior to their desired start date. We encourage prospective students, however, to submit their application well before the deadline if possible.

Have questions or need help? Call (866) 853-4658 to talk with one of our admission advisors. They are available to discuss the application requirements and walk you through the admission process.

Upcoming Start Date

The next start date is

May 20, 2024

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Completed applications must be submitted two weeks prior to the next start date.

Admission Requirements

Candidates are required to hold a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. A 3.0 undergraduate GPA is preferred, though we use a holistic approach when reviewing applications.

In addition, students should showcase their ability to write through the statement of purpose and portfolio. The portfolio should include up to five samples of your writing, which could include press releases, articles, presentations, and writing samples.

Admission Materials

  • Completed online application
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional)
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio (up to five samples)
  • Official college/university transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required.

International applicants should also become familiar with additional admission requirements as listed on our international students page.


The resume should focus on your academic and professional achievements.

Personal Statement

The personal statement should be approximately two pages, double spaced, and should focus on your reasons for wanting to pursue a graduate degree in communications and digital media at Pace.


Applicants must submit a portfolio containing samples of their prior work (for example: press releases, advertisements, presentations, writing samples, etc.).


An interview may be required for students who do not meet all of the other requirements.


Applicants who have earned a degree or completed coursework at Pace University will not be required to submit a transcript from the university. They are, however, asked to indicate on the application that they have attended Pace.

Transcripts from every accredited college or university attended or graduated from must be sent to Pace University directly from the academic institution electronically or by mail, or forwarded by the applicant in sealed envelopes from the academic institution.

Academic records issued in a language other than English must be translated and attested to by the institution of origin or by a Pace-approved translation agency accredited through NACES.

Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent directly to Pace University from the educational institution of origin, or forwarded by:

  • Any NACES-accredited translation evaluator (preferred) OR
  • The student’s Ministry of Education OR
  • A US consular officer OR
  • An EducationUSA adviser OR
  • The Institute of Foreign Credential Services

Transcripts can be sent to:

Pace University
Graduate Admission Office
Graduate Application Processing Center
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Digital transcripts can be sent to

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To learn more about online Master of Arts in Communications and Digital Media program, fill out the fields in this form to download a free brochure. If you have any questions at any time, please contact an admission advisor at (866) 853-4658.

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