Application Deadlines: Fall 2017: July 1 Spring 2018: Nov 1

Application Checklist

MAMC Admission Requirements – US Applicants

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an 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
    • GSC program minimum GRE scores:156 verbal and 151 quantitative
    • All other programs: 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-calculating 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
    • Copy/paste statement of purpose into application
    • Submit resume
    • Enter self-calculating GPA
    • Unofficial transcripts from ALL institutions you attended
    • Residency
    • 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

FOLLOW UP

Send the following materials ONLY after you have completed and PAID the online application.

  • 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
    • GSC program minimum GRE scores:156 verbal and 151 quantitative
    • All other programs: 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-calculating 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
    • Copy/paste statement of purpose into application
    • Submit resume
    • Enter self-calculating GPA
    • Unofficial transcripts from ALL institutions you attended
    • Residency
    • 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

FOLLOW UP

Send the following materials ONLY after you have completed and PAID the online application.

  • 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.

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