Admission to the graduate program in Advertising is very selective. Applicants will be expected to have an excellent undergraduate record in advertising or a related field. Previous work experience is desirable. Applicants from other disciplines will be considered provided they can show a keen interest in pursuing a career in advertising.Prerequisite courses may be required on a case-by-case basis. Application to the Temerlin Advertising Institute through the Meadows School of the Arts is required for consideration.

International applicants will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency through scores on the TOEFL or IETLS exams. More details are included below and on the Meadows Graduate International Applicants page.” 

Checklist of Application Materials

  • Complete the online application.
  • Professional Statement + Resume.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • 3 Recommendation Letters.
  • Scholarship awards will be determined by reviewing the overall quality of your application. Submitting strong GRE (School Code 6660, Department Code 4501 Advertising) or GMAT scores is optional but adds information which will enhance the quality of your application.
  • Official TOEFL scores required for international applicants only.


Applications may be submitted for the Full-Time, Part-Time, or the Strategic Advertising Specialist Certificate programs for the fall or spring terms. To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed online and all supporting material should be delivered to the Meadows Graduate Office before the following deadlines:






You will be prompted in the Online Application to upload a Professional Statement and your Résumé. After careful consideration of our mission in advertising “Better Advertising. Better World,” please describe your reasons for applying to our program. Indicate your hopes and professional plans for the future. Explain how graduate work in our specific program would affect those goals. Be sure to describe key strengths that make you a competitive applicant and specifically the qualities that make you a good fit. Your statement should be about a page in length (single spaced) or two-pages (double spaced).


Request one official transcript from each college or university previously attended, including summer terms. These may be sent directly to the Meadows Graduate Office. If the transcripts are sent to you, do not open the sealed envelopes. Mail them to the Meadows Graduate Office. A supplementary transcript covering work in progress at the time of the application must be furnished upon completion of that work. International transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied by official translations and evaluations.

Recommendation Letters

Three letters of recommendation are required which should be requested from professors who know the personal and academic qualifications of the applicant. When completing an online application applicants will have the opportunity to arrange for letters to be delivered electronically to the recommenders listed. Applicants will need a valid email address for each recommender and upon submission, notification will be emailed to them directly with instructions on submitting a web-recommendation form on behalf of the applicant.

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