Journalism, Television and Digital Media

Applying to a Journalism, or Television and Digital Media Program

The guidelines and application link below apply only to the following programs in the School of Communication & Media:

  1. Journalism (BA)
  2. Journalism Minor
  3. Television and Digital Media (BA) – Concentrations in:
    • Audio/Sound Design
    • Documentary
    • Sports Media and Journalism
    • Television Production

Applying for admission to the School of Communication and Media is a two-step process:

Step 1. Submit an application to Montclair State University.

To apply as a new freshman or transfer student, you must first apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Following submission of the University application, applicants who qualify will receive a formal invitation, sent by email, to submit a separate Application to the School of Communication and Media.

Step 2.  Submit an Application to the School and Request an Interview Appointment
(Minimum admission requirement is an overall GPA of 3.0)

All applicants to the programs specified above (majors and minors) must submit a separate application to the School of Communication and Media, in addition to the University application.  The application includes questions regarding your interests in communication and media, your familiarity with your intended program and its courses, and requires the submission of a resume.

The application offers options for requesting an interview appointment. If you are applying to the Minor in Journalism, you do NOT need to attend an interview. Applicants are encouraged to request the earliest appointment date available with special attention to the following:

  • Spring semester applicants should request a date in the Fall.
  • Freshmen applicants should request a date no later than March (note: in order to be considered for on-campus housing and Financial Aid).

Appointment Dates for Interviews

  • October 25, 2017
  • November 29, 2017
  • January 9, 2018 (only for Spring 2018 admissions)
  • February 28, 2018
  • March 28, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 23, 2018

Notes: Transfer applicants should bring unofficial transcripts from all previous colleges attended. Out-of-state and international students should inquire about alternative arrangements for an interview appointment.

Prepare Before You Apply

Applicants are encouraged to develop a thorough understanding of their intended major.  Please follow the links below to explore your area of interest:

Apply to the Major or Minor

Admission Information Contacts

Questions regarding the application to the School of Communication & Media may be addressed to:

Questions regarding the University application may be addressed to:

  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions Contact: Ms. Maria Zaino; 973-655-4444

Directions to Campus

Go to Directions. For those driving, parking is available in the Red Hawk Parking Deck (note: rates apply).  See the campus map for all building locations.  (Appointment locations will be communicated to applicants.)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Applicants to the School of Communication and Media may qualify for the University’s Federal Work-Study program, student loans or scholarships.  For information regarding costs and Financial Aid, go to:

Office of Financial Aid