The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications ranks among the best journalism and communications programs in the nation. The strength of its programs, faculty, students and alumni throughout its history has earned the College ongoing recognition as one of the elite programs of journalism and communications in the United States.
In every national ranking of journalism and communications programs for the past 20 years, the College and/or its specific departments and divisions have been ranked among the top ten nationally and usually within the top five. The College developed its reputation for excellence by creating curricula that combine conceptual and theoretical instruction with skills training, so students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in professional settings.
The College has four departments – Advertising, Journalism Public Relations and Telecommunication – and offers sequences in advertising, journalism (reporting, online media, editing, magazines and photojournalism), public relations and telecommunication (news, production, management, and media and society).
Its strong graduate division offers several master’s of arts in mass communication specializations, a master’s degree in advertising management, a joint MA/JD in conjunction with UF’s Levin College of Law, and a Ph.D. degree in mass communication.
In addition, the College continues to develop online master’s degrees and certificate programs including Global Strategic Communication, and Web Design and Online Communications to meet the needs of today’s students.
The College, a nationally recognized leader in adopting innovative electronic technologies, supports a network of desktop and laptop computers, with software applications for student use ranging from word-proceessing to graphic design/photography to sophisticated data analysis and audio and digital video editing.