Design Your Future

Anyone can use WordPress. Show others you have mastered a suite of design tools, coding, and scripting. Earn Your Master’s Degree Specializing in Web Design and Online Communications from one of America’s best universities – completely online.

University of Florida Online Master’s in Web Design

The online Master of Arts in Mass Communication with a specialization in Web Design includes 37 credit hours: 34 hours of coursework plus three final credits in the capstone course. Program curriculum is guided by an Advisory Council of top industry experts, with courses taught by industry professionals and University of Florida faculty.

Unique Learning Experience

  • Spring and Fall semesters are 16 weeks. Summer semester is 13 weeks.
  • Full-time students can complete the curriculum in under two years.
  • All lectures are either in a live online classroom environment using Adobe Connect or pre-recorded to allow students to watch the lectures at their own pace. Live classes are also recorded so students can refer to the lessons when working on assignments. Each week, students must meet weekly objectives and complete assignments.

Application Deadlines: 

July 1

November 1

April 1


Go beyond templates and shortcodes. Master HTML5 and CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript and PHP fundamentals. Take your front-end skills to the next level.

Get creative with design tools including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Create stunning artwork and dynamic websites to drive engagement.

Focus on critical thinking, analysis, and practical skills to develop and implement communication strategies that advance an organization’s goals.

Careers in Web Design

Careers in web design pay very well, with salaries of $60,000 – $110,000+ per year. Jobs you will qualify for are:

  • Brand Manager
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Media Director
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Online Campaign Strategist
  • Online Marketing Manager
  • Senior Web Producer
  • Web Content Coordinator
  • Web Designer
  • Web Manager



Quick Facts

37 credit hours for master's degree
14 credit hours for graduate certificate
100% online
live lectures in online classroom
Fall Semester: August-December
Spring Semester: January-April
Summer Semester: May-August
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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
July 1

Spring Semester
November 1

Summer Semester
April 1


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What Our Alumni Say

If you want to pursue a career in web or graphic design but don’t know where to start, UF’s online master’s program will help you get there. You don’t need any coding or design experience prior to entering the program. All of the instructors have real world experience and live classes mean you can ask all the questions you need along the way. It was a very engaging program and while challenging, it was the best decision I could make for my career.

Vicki Grunewald

Freelance Web Designer & Developer
UF MA '15

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