University of Southern Indiana

Letter of Intent

For entry into the Master of Arts in Communication program at the University of Southern Indiana, applicants are required to compose a letter of intent - approximately 500-750 words in length - reflecting on their interest in the program, academic and professional background, and future goals.

When composing the letter of intent, applicants should begin with contact information including:

  • Complete name
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number

In the body of the letter, applicants should address the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in communication from the University of Southern Indiana?
  • How has your undergraduate education or professional experience (or both) prepared you for entry into a graduate program in communication?
  • What are your expectations of graduate-level education? In what ways, if any, do you anticipate your graduate education differing from your undergraduate training?
  • What are your academic and/or professional goals? How would acquiring a Master of Arts in Communication degree from USI contribute to reaching those particular goals?

Before mailing the letter, applicants should confirm they have:

  • Completed an application for graduate admission
  • Paid the application fee
  • Have sent all required undergraduate and graduate transcripts as needed

The letter of intent and three letters of recommendation should all be directed to:

Director, Master of Arts in Communication
Communications Department
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712

Contact Dr. Leigh Anne Howard

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