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Broaden the Reach of Your Communications

As a communication specialist, your job is to get the message delivered to your audiences and stakeholders, but that mission is not so simple anymore. Acquire new skills to strengthen your communication strategy and go global with your messages by seeking an advanced degree in mass communication.

What Makes UF Right for You:

  • Modern Approach: Diversify your strategy to find the most effective mix of current tools to maximize your communication efforts

  • Flexible Education: Access new strategies to broaden your global communications through engaging online courses

  • Focused Degree: Get the information you need to revitalize your communications – learn to adapt, craft, and deliver customized messaging

  • Timely Solution: Start during any semester and complete the program in18 months through effective online coursework

Courses include:

  • MMC 5015 – Electronic Publishing
  • MMC 5206 – Advanced Law of Mass Communication
  • MMC 5306 – International Communication
  • MMC 5708 – Intercultural Communication
  • MMC 6202 – Legal Problems of Mass Communications
  • MMC 6400 – Mass Communication Theory
  • MMC 6421 – Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • MMC 6423 – Content Analysis Methods
  • MMC 6426 – Qualitative Research Methods
  • MMC 6428 – Collaborative Communication Research
  • MMC 6615 – Race, Class, Gender and Media
  • MMC 6618 – Survey of Political Communication
  • MMC 6660 – Mass Communication and Society


Program requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Transcripts must be provided from all colleges and universities previously attended.Two years of relevant work experience are required. It is up to the Admission Committee to determine whether work experience is relevant. Internships may be considered as work experience. Applicants must submit current resume/curriculum vitae.The UF College of Journalism and Communications requires that all applicants have a 3.0 GPA in all college hours after the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours of their undergraduate program. The GPA for graduate work is not used to determine eligibility.Prospective students who have taken the GRE prior to August 2011 will be required to have a 550 Verbal and 550 Quantitative on the old scale. This corresponds to 156 on Verbal and 146 on Quantitative for the new scale. Applicants who have GRE scores that are more than five years old must retake the exam.Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation. These references should come from professional or academic references.All applicants must submit a personal goal statement. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Financial Aid Programs

Online students at the University of Florida are eligible for consideration for a wide range of federal, state and institutional aid as administered by the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA), which also administers a limited number of privately funded scholarships. These include:

  • Grants. Considered gift aid — no repayment required — and awarded to students showing the greatest financial need.
  • Scholarships. Considered gift aid, as they do not have to be repaid and do not require recipients to perform services.
  • Student Employment. Considered self-help aid, as students are offered aid in exchange for a service. The Student Employment Office assists enrolled students seeking part-time employment through various job programs.
  • Loans. Considered self-help aid as loans are a form of aid that must be repaid. UF primarily offers student loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program, but there are a number of other loan programs available at UF.
  • Non-SFA Administered Aid. Numerous aid programs are administered by entities outside of SFA including State of Florida aid programs, SFA Resource Center scholarships, academic scholarships and endowed scholarships.

Accreditation

A Tier 1 institution, the University of Florida has earned full accreditation from the nation’s most prestigious accrediting bodies. The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Regional accreditation ensures the University of Florida’s curricula meet the rigorous and up-to-date standards of education and professionalism as set by the U.S. Department of Education.

With these accreditations, graduates of the UF Master of Arts in Mass Communication – Global Strategic Communication program can be assured their degree meets the highest standards of scrutiny and academic rigor and will be respected around the world.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, specialist, engineer, doctoral and professional degrees.

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications ranks among the best journalism and communications programs in the nation. The strength of its programs, faculty, students and alumni throughout its history has earned the College ongoing recognition as one of the elite programs of journalism and communications in the United States.

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