Application Checklist

MAMC Admission Requirements – US Applicants

General Requirements

  • 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
  • GRE test results
    • Minimum 156 verbal/146 quantitative
  • Statement of purpose (goals)
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation

All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed.

Overview of Application Process

PREPARE

  • Write statement of purpose.
  • Update resume and save a copy as a PDF for submission.
  • Contact recommenders.
    • Gather their info: full name, title, company/institution, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
    • Alert them about UF request for letter of recommendations.
  • Research how to obtain official transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions
  • Obtain unofficial copy for self-calculated GPA and submission for the UF application
  • Plan to take the GRE
    • Give ample time for processing. Schedule exam no later than 4.5 weeks BEFORE the application deadline
    • GRE scores must be within 5 years
  • Florida residency documents (if needed).

APPLY

  • Complete the UF application online
    • If you are applying for Summer, you must apply for Summer C.
    • Copy/paste statement of purpose into application
    • Submit resume
    • Enter self-calculated GPA
    • Unofficial transcripts from ALL institutions you attended.
    • Residency classification
    • Letters of recommendation requests
    • Pay the application fee by credit card
      • We cannot see your application unless this is paid.
    • Alert UF College of Journalism & Communications (distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu) that you have completed your application
  • Note: It is an applicant’s duty to ensure that the materials he/she submits for the application packet are accurate and display their full potential as a prospective admitted student.

FOLLOW UP

  • Send the following materials ONLY after you have completed the application and PAID the fee.Mail CJC official transcripts from ALL institutions you attended.
    ATTN: Tiffany Robbert
    College of Journalism and Communications
    University of Florida
    3104 Weimer Hall
    P. O. Box 118400
    Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
  • Mail UF Admissions official transcripts from ALL institutions you attended. Send official GRE scores (UF school code is 5812). Transcripts must come directly from the institution. Include English translation of transcript.
    University of Florida
    Office of Admissions
    201 Criser Hall
    PO Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL
    32611-4000
  • Check for recommendation completion and reminders using the UF online application portal.

MAMC Admission Requirements – International Applicants

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university
    • Admissions will determine if your bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a 4 year degree from a recognized/regionally accredited university
  • GRE test results
    • Minimum 156 verbal/146 quantitative
  • Statement of purpose (goals)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • One of the following with the required score or documented successful completion of:
    • TOEFL: (Institution Code is 5812)
      Paper-Based: 550
      Internet-Based: 80
    • Please note: The TOEFL ITP is not accepted for admission purposes
    • IELTS: 6
    • MELAB: 77
    • Exemptions: International students are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if enrolled for one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language prior to your anticipated term of enrollment at UF, or if you are from one of the following countries:
      Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe.
  • Graduate applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions an official copy in the native language of each transcript, mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.

All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed.

Overview of Application Process

PREPARE

  • Write statement of purpose.
  • Update resume and save a copy as a PDF for submission.
  • Contact recommenders.
    • Gather their info: full name, title, company/institution, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
    • Alert them about UF request for letter of recommendations.
  • Research how to obtain official transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions
  • Obtain unofficial copy for self-calculated GPA and submission for the UF application
  • Plan to take the GRE
    • Give ample time for processing. Schedule exam no later than 4.5 weeks BEFORE the application deadline
    • GRE scores must be within 5 years
  • Florida residency documents (if needed).

APPLY

  • Complete the UF application online
    • If you are applying for Summer, you must apply for Summer C.
    • Copy/paste statement of purpose into application
    • Submit resume
    • Enter self-calculated GPA
    • Unofficial transcripts from ALL institutions you attended.
    • Residency classification
    • Letters of recommendation requests
    • Pay the application fee by credit card
      • We cannot see your application unless this is paid.
    • Alert UF College of Journalism & Communications (distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu) that you have completed your application
  • Note: It is an applicant’s duty to ensure that the materials he/she submits for the application packet are accurate and display their full potential as a prospective admitted student.

FOLLOW UP

  • Send the following materials ONLY after you have completed the application and PAID the fee.Mail CJC official transcripts from ALL institutions you attended.
    ATTN: Tiffany Robbert
    College of Journalism and Communications
    University of Florida
    3104 Weimer Hall
    P. O. Box 118400
    Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
  • Mail UF Admissions official transcripts from ALL institutions you attended. Send official GRE scores (UF school code is 5812). Transcripts must come directly from the institution. Include English translation of transcript.
    University of Florida
    Office of Admissions
    201 Criser Hall
    PO Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL
    32611-4000
  • Check for recommendation completion and reminders using the UF online application portal.

Certificate Admission Requirements – US Residents

  • 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, if applicable
  • Statement of purpose (goals)
  • Resume

All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed.

Overview of Application Process

PREPARE

  • Write statement of purpose and save a copy as a PDF for submission.
  • Update resume and save a copy as a PDF for submission.
  • Research how to obtain official transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions
  • Florida residency documents (if needed).

Apply

  • Complete the UF application online
    • If you are applying for Summer, you must apply for Summer C.
    • Unofficial transcripts from ALL institutions you attended.
      • We cannot see your application until your unofficial transcripts are uploaded to the UF application portal.
    • Residency classification
    • Pay the application fee by credit card
    • We cannot see your application unless this is paid.
  • Alert UF College of Journalism & Communications (distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu) that you have completed your application
  • Note: It is an applicant’s duty to ensure that the materials he/she submits for the application packet are accurate and display their full potential as a prospective admitted student.

Follow Up

  • Send the following materials ONLY after you have completed the application and PAID the fee.Mail UF College of Journalism & Communications a copy of official transcripts from ALL institutions you attended:ATTN: Tiffany Robbert
    College of Journalism and Communications
    University of Florida
    3104 Weimer Hall
    P.O. Box 118400
    Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
  • Mail UF Admissions official transcripts from ALL institutions you attended. Transcripts must come directly from the institution.
    University of Florida
    Office of Admissions
    201 Criser Hall
    PO Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL
    32611-4000
  • Email UF College of Journalism & Communications a PDF copy of statement of purpose (goals) and resume to distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu.

Certificate Admission Requirements – International Residents

  • 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
  • Statement of purpose (goals)
  • Resume
  • One of the following with the required score or documented successful completion of:
    • TOEFL: (Institution Code is 5812)
    • Paper-Based: 550
    • Internet-Based: 80
      • Please note: The TOEFL ITP is not accepted for admission purposes
    • IELTS: 6
    • MELAB: 77
    • Exemptions: International students are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if enrolled for one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language prior to your anticipated term of enrollment at UF, or if you are from one of the following countries:
      Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe.
  • Graduate applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions an official copy in the native language of each transcript, mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.

All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed.

Overview of Application Process

PREPARE

  • Write statement of purpose and save a copy as a PDF for submission to CJC.
  • Update resume and save a copy as a PDF for submission to CJC.
  • Research how to obtain official transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions.
    • Obtain unofficial copy for submission of the UF application.
    • Obtain a certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
    • Plan to take English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB) if necessary.

Apply

  • Complete the UF application online
    • If you are applying for Summer, you must apply for Summer C.
    • Unofficial transcripts from ALL institutions you attended.
      • We cannot see your application until your unofficial transcripts are uploaded to the UF application portal.
    • Residency classification
      • Pay the application fee by credit card
    • We cannot see your application unless this is paid.
  • Alert UF College of Journalism & Communications (distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu) that you have completed your application
  • Note: It is an applicant’s duty to ensure that the materials he/she submits for the application packet are accurate and display their full potential as a prospective admitted student.

Follow Up

  • Send the following materials ONLY after you have completed the application and PAID the fee.Mail CJC official transcripts from ALL institutions you attended, including an English translation of the transcript:ATTN: Tiffany Robbert
    College of Journalism and Communications
    University of Florida
    3104 Weimer Hall
    P.O. Box 118400
    Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
  • Mail UF Admissions official transcripts from ALL institutions you attended. Transcripts must come directly from the institution. Include English translation of transcript.
    University of Florida
    Office of Admissions
    201 Criser Hall
    PO Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL
    32611-4000
  • Email CJC pdf copy of statement of purpose and resume to distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu.

 

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