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

Careers in Public Interest Communication

Drive Change

The UF specialization in Public Interest Communication offers students from diverse academic backgrounds the opportunity to learn the skills, strategies, theory and techniques required to build movements and drive positive social change using strategic communications.

This interdisciplinary program gives students both both academic and practical work and draws from public relations, journalism, advertising, psychology, sociology, political science, anthropology and neuroscience, and places an emphasis on persuasion, working across organizations and sectors, systems-level thinking, strategic planning and the core skills critical to any effective social change effort.

Make a Difference

Graduates holding the MAMC with a specialization in Public Interest Communication degree will find a home in any entity that provides an essential communications contribution to driving change. These may include: private foundations, nonprofits, public relations and advertising agencies and corporations engaged in corporate social responsibility.

Ideally, students seeking admission are expected to have a background in strategic communication, sociology, political science, nonprofit management, journalism or advertising.

For a sampling of the many kinds of career paths taken by people who have skills in public interest communication, visit the frank Talks website.



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



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



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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