Please include in your application a one-to-two page, double-spaced answer to the following essay question.

To promote a well-rounded student body, the Department of Communication seeks a diverse pool of applicants for graduate study. To that end, we offer each graduate applicant the opportunity to submit a supplemental essay, described below, as part of the application.

In one or two pages, please describe how your experiences and/or academic interests could contribute to a diverse community of communication scholars. For example, you might describe interactions you have had with people of cultural or ethnic backgrounds different from your own, or you might write about intellectual exchanges you have had with persons holding different viewpoints. Your essay might also discuss the unique qualities of your own intellectual or cultural background and how these are likely to enhance diversity in any community.