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Admission Requirements to the Online Master's Programs

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be accepted into either the certificate or master’s degree programs:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.0 or better for overall undergraduate studies
  • GPA of 3.0 or better for all upper-division undergraduate work
  • Submit a statement of goals
  • Submit a current resume

Additionally, applicants for the master’s program must:

  •  Earn suitable scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Minimum GRE requirements: 156 verbal and 146 quantitative GRE score
    • GRE writing scores are subject to consideration
  • Submit three letters of recommendation

Admission is determined by several factors beyond the application materials including space availability and supervisory availability particularly in specialized areas. Meeting the minimum application requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Your application must be completed by the deadlines below to be considered for the corresponding start term.  For an application to be considered complete, the online application must be filled out correctly and the fee must be paid.  All documentation should be received by both the UF Admissions office and our office. An incomplete application will not be processed through our admissions committee for a decision. View the application checklist for all the steps and addresses.

Application Deadlines:

Summer 2017 Semester:
April 1
Fall 2017 Semester:
July 1
Spring 2018 Semester:
November 1

Events

2017 Online Information Sessions

Tuesday, January 17: Web Design – View Recording
Wednesday, January 18: Audience Analytics – View Recording
Wednesday, January 18: Global Strategic Communication – View Recording
Thursday, January 19: Public Relations – View Recording
Thursday, January 19: Social Media – View Recording

Financial Assistance

Financial aid may be available for full-time and part-time students enrolled in the professional MAMC program. To be eligible for financial aid, students must demonstrate financial need as determined by results from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit our financial aid page for more information.

Graduate certificate students do not qualify for financial aid. However, if a certificate student applies to the MAMC program and is accepted, he or she is then eligible to apply for assistance.

Distance programs in the College of Journalism and Communications are not eligible for graduate assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, state tuition waiver, or the Santa Fe College waiver (Florida).

UF faculty and staff: Distance programs in the College of Journalism and Communications are not eligible for the Employee Education Program (EEP).

Please note: Federal financial aid is not available for certificate students.

Merit

Merit

University of Florida is ranked one of the top Master of Arts in Mass Communication programs in the nation by Super Scholar.

Reputation

Reputation

U.S. News and World Report called our distance education program a top performer in online degree programs.

Prestige

Prestige

UF alumni include two Nobel Prize winners, eight NASA astronauts, 10 U.S. Senators, 42 U.S. Representatives, and eight U.S. ambassadors.

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