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A Degree With Global Impact

Global Strategic Communication is a degree specialization for people whose primary motivation is purpose. This program equips students with the tools and skills needed to help solve the world’s most challenging problems through thoughtful and calculated communication.

Communication With Purpose

This program will teach you how to communicate effectively across cultures and geographic boundaries to offer solutions to world problems such as climate change, immigration, poverty, human rights, business ethics, education and more. Our graduates solve problems on a global scale using strategic interpersonal communication skills with attention to cultural considerations.

Passionate Students

This program is specifically designed for the doers and dreamers of the world who never back down from a challenge. Our students possess an unparalleled passion for developing creative and effective solutions for problems in business or nonprofit environments large and small. Driven by the desire to achieve greater results, these students lead coworkers, peers, and stakeholders on a mission to turn aspirations into reality.

Tailored to Your Interests

The program is composed of three core pillars, which include Messaging, Communication, and Culture. These pillars account for 25 credits of classes, leaving the remaining 12 credits for additional customization through completion of courses from a specialized track of your choice. Choose from tracks including Audience Analytics, Cross Media Sales, Digital Strategy, Political Communication, Public Relations, Social Media, Storytelling, or Web Design and Online CommunicationThe degree plan includes a total of 37 credit hours— 34 hours of coursework plus three final credits in the capstone course. The capstone course allows students to solve real-world communications problems by working with a client.

Unique Learning Experience
UF CJC Online programs are designed for students who crave:

  • Courses that challenge them to grow as communicators through hands-on assignments where they receive detailed constructive feedback from peers and instructors
  • The flexibility of online courses where pre-recorded lectures and live online meetings allow students to engage with their courses from anywhere in the world
  • Networking opportunities with peers, alumni, instructors, and guest lecturers
  • Professional growth and advancement opportunities
  • Creative storytelling skills
  • A transformative student-centered learning experience
  • Personalized attention from highly engaged faculty
  • An affordable and respected graduate degree from a top-10 public university

Core Competencies of Global Strategic Communication
Students learn how to:

  • Craft messages for worldwide audiences
  • Localize global messages for different reasons
  • Engage in communication with members of diverse cultures
  • Make informed decisions with a global mindset
  • Be an effective leader
  • Leading positive social change through impactful global messaging

Core Courses of Global Strategic Communication

  • Foundations of Intercultural Communication
  • International Issues & Crisis Communication
  • Global Activism
  • Video Storytelling
  • Public Affairs Communication
  • Mass Communication Theory
  • Applied Strategic Communication Research Methods

Application Deadlines:

Fall: July 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: April 1

Careers in Global Strategic Communication

Specific positions you may qualify for upon graduation include:

  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Development Communications Officer
  • Director of Global Communications
  • Global Communications Specialist
  • International Affairs Liaison
  • International Media Consultant
  • Regional Communications Officer
  • Senior International Consultant
  • Vice President of International Affairs

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Snapshot

37 credit hours for master's degree
12 credit hours for graduate certificate
100% online
recorded lectures & live office hours
Fall Semester: August-November
Spring Semester: January-March
Summer Semester: May-August

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University-of-Florida-Merit

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
August 1

Spring Semester
November 1

Summer Semester
April 1

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What Our Alumni Say

I loved the online program. Attending UF was a dream come true for me, and it was only possible through the online program. Additionally, the GSC program was a perfect fit for me. I am now the manager of events and marketing at a nonprofit called The Covering House. There is no doubt in my mind that my master's degree was one reason why I received this position. I was able to jump right in to this job without any trouble, and I firmly believe the education I received through the online program is why I was able to do this.

Mandy Darr

Manager of Events & Partnerships, The Covering House
UF MA '14

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