Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission if you have questions about submitting an application after the deadlines listed below. Contact our office via email at email@example.com or via phone at 508-565-1600.
- Summer 2018 - Priority Deadline: March 1, Rolling through May 1
- Fall 2018 - Priority Deadline: March 1, Rolling through July 15
Online Application Instructions
Applications are processed through BusinessCAS. All official transcripts must be submitted to Stonehill College directly.
Step 1. Create your application portal account
Select the following items to start and then complete all required sections and application questions:
- Term – The term when you plan to begin the program
- Institution – Stonehill College
- Program – Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications (with your desired term)
Step 2. Pay Application Fee
Pay the $60 non-refundable application fee, submitted through the application portal.
Step 3. Written Personal Statement
The Written Statement should be 3-5 pages in length and address the following in narrative format. Please upload your written statement via the application portal.
- Describe your professional goals and how the Integrated Marketing Communication program at Stonehill College will help you achieve them.
- Reflect on any relevant work and educational experiences and describe how you would contribute to the program and to the profession.
- Provide any other information you think would help the admissions committee to understand you better.
Step 4. Letters of Recommendation
You will be asked to identify two recommenders in the application portal under the evaluations section. This will generate a link and an email notification will be sent from the online application portal with a recommendation request.
- We require one recommendation from a supervisor who can attest to your work ethic and professional abilities.
- The second letter of recommendation can be professional or academic.
Step 5. Upload Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Please include an updated resume and/or Curriculum Vitae. Upload your resume via the application portal.
Step 6. Submit Official Transcripts
Official Transcripts must be mailed directly to Stonehill from an accredited undergraduate institution from which you earned a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, we require transcripts from any post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework that you have completed.
If your transcript is not in English, please provide a notarized translation of the original transcript.
If you’re enrolled in a degree program when you apply, submit your transcript of the courses you’ve taken to date. You will be required to provide a final official transcript once you’ve completed the degree program. The admission committee may also choose to request a mid-semester assessment of course work in progress.
Your transcripts need to be:
- Conferred by regionally accredited colleges or universities
- Original documents bearing the official institutional stamp
- Received by the Office of Graduate Admission in envelopes sealed by the sending institution, or sent electronically directly from the institution
Mail transcripts to:
Office of Graduate Admission
320 Washington Street
Easton, MA 02357
Official transcripts can be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
While we do not require that applicants take a standardized exam for admission into the graduate program, score reports from the GRE, GMAT and other standardized tests may be submitted.
- A Foreign Credential Evaluation- We require a foreign credential evaluation for any candidate who earned a degree from an institution located outside of the U.S. Please use World Education Services (WES): www.wes.org or Center for Educational Documentation (CED): www.cedevaluations.com. We require a Course by Course evaluation.
- Proof of English Proficiency- If you are an International Student and English is not your native language we require a TOEFL, IELTS or a comparable score.
Stonehill will seek candidates with a TOEFL score of 90 or greater or an IELTS of 7.0 to assure sufficient preparation for the academic challenge of the program. Additionally, the college will consider candidates sub-scores to assure sufficient preparation among all measures of English proficiency.
While U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents whose native language is not English are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS, applicants are welcome to do so to better demonstrate their English proficiency.