APPLY FOR FALL 2013!! The deadline is April 1st.
Standards of Admission + Application requirements
The BIC MA offers three specialized tracks: Advertising Management, Creative, and Public Relations. In addition to students and professionals with undergraduate degrees in related areas (Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Communications), applicants with a variety of undergraduate degrees and experiences may enroll in the program. All prospective students are expected to have a strong interest in pursuing a career in branding and marketing communications, possess solid writing skills, and have a competitive academic track record, and/or record of success in the workplace.
Admissions Process and Due Dates
Starting OCTOBER 1st, you can apply to BIC via the online site https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=CUNYCCNYG. Please allow time to collect official transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation (on letterhead). GRE test scores are NOT required. International students must submit English translations of transcripts and a standard TOEFL score of 90 or higher. There is a $125 application fee. Be advised that all application material must be received (not postmarked by) on or before the APRIL 1, 2013 deadline.
Admission requirements and supplemental materials for each specialization track are detailed below. Please note that the Creative Track requires a portfolio which must be uploaded to the online site prior to the admissions deadline; in-person reviews may be scheduled after this initial submission. The BIC Master’s degree program requires a $250 deposit for all accepted students. For additional questions on the application process, please contact the Graduate Offices of Admissions at 212.650.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Pabon at email@example.com
For more information on admissions requirements, tuition, and to join the MyCity community, please go to the website of the CCNY Graduate Studies Office of Admissions.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OR ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT/PLANNING
Applicants interested in the Public Relations or Management/Planning specialization who have a recent undergraduate degree with little or no professional experience must include:
- Completed application
- College transcript that demonstrates strong competency in their major area with evidence of serious academic intent and a 3.00 GPA (or equivalent) as well as completion of prerequisite coursework in Statistics.
- Statement of purpose (250-500 words) that addresses the candidate’s interest in graduate study at City College
- TOEFL score of 90 or higher
- Proof of English Proficiency (required of applicants whose primary language is not English)
- Three samples of undergraduate work related to the specialization they are interested in studying
- 2 letters of recommendation, including at least one from a faculty member in support of their candidacy
Applicants interested in the Public Relations or Management/Planning specialization who are working and/or have related professional experience must submit all of the above with modifications to the last two requirements as follows:
- Three samples of professional work related to the specialization they are interested in studying.
- 2 letters of recommendation, including at least one from an employer that speaks to their professionalism and is in support of their candidacy.
Applicants interested in the Creative specialization must follow the above guidelines (as either a recent graduate or working professional). However, they must supplement their samples of undergraduate or professional work with the following:
- A spec portfolio consisting of 2 print campaigns consisting of 3 ads each. The clients/products are of your choosing. The campaigns must reveal conceptual thinking as well as executional finesse. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is expected and should be demonstrated in your submission.
Because of its collaborative nature, students applying for the BIC graduate program must enroll as Full-Time Students, which usually means a course load of 9 credits (3 courses) each fall and spring semester. All classes are scheduled for either late afternoons or evenings and meet on a once-weekly basis. Summer courses will be offered. In a typical sequence, students will complete 36 credits and graduate with a Master of Arts in 2 years. There will be some slots for Part-Time Students. Please inquire for this designation.
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