Admission Requirements

Become a speech and theatre education major

Becoming a pre-major is different than being admitted into the communication program. Being admitted into the speech and theatre education degree program signifies that you have completed the necessary requirements for admission and establishes the catalog year for your program. In other words, if changes are made to your major’s requirements after you have been admitted, those changes would not apply to you.

Prior to completing the 59 hours required for admission into the speech and theatre education program, you will be a pre-major. Declaring a pre-major early allows you to be assigned a faculty advisor within the department, begin working toward completing the departmental core, properly sequence your courses and connect with the activities and opportunities offered by the communication department.

Admission requirements

According to the Missouri State University Undergraduate Catalog, the admission requirements for the communication studies program are as follows:

  1. Complete a minimum of 59 credit hours.
  2. Complete the general education basic skills courses: GEP 101/UHC 110, CIS/CSC 101 or CSC111, COM 115, MTH 130 or higher, and KIN 100.
  3. Maintain at least a 2.5 combined GPA and at least a 2.75 GPA for the last 30 hours of courses completed prior to applying for admission.
  4. Complete the departmental core courses with at least a 2.5 GPA. The departmental core courses include COM 115, MED 120 and COM 209.
  5. Submit application for admission and receive approval by your advisor and the head of the communication department.