Master’s Degrees


The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications offers a graduate program in mass communication that has received the top average rating in the nation, according to a survey conducted and published by US News and World Report. Every national ranking of journalism and communication programs since 1983 has placed UF in the Top 10.

In this program, master’s students learn the ideas and skills they need for satisfying life-long careers in mass communication. They can choose to obtain a Master of Mass Communication degree by selecting one of the specializations below or enroll in the Master of Advertising program.

The University of Florida encourages applications from individuals of both sexes of all cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious groups. The University does not discriminate on the basis of handicap or age.

Every application is considered in its entirety. The faculty members consider every application — even those that fall just short of the GRE and GPA norms. We hold open the possibility that an applicant will be offered conditional admission if evidence such as references, work experience, and statement of goals warrant it.

A message from the Associate Dean

If you are planning a visit to campus, I would be honored to take you to lunch to talk more about our program. I encourage you to come to campus to meet current graduate students and faculty, and to tour our building and UF’s campus. It’s a great way to become familiar with the program and UF!

Associate Dean Debbie Treise

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Degrees offered

For more information on the degree or to apply, please click on the appropriate link below:

Core Courses, Specializations, Minors and Supporting Fields

Courses are prescribed for some specializations, while in others students may choose from a variety of offerings. Individually designed degree plans may involve combining specialization courses from two or more tracks.

Length of Program

Most students complete their master’s studies in a year-and-a-half or two years. The time required depends largely on whether the student is working and therefore must carry a reduced course load, or for thesis students on how rapidly progress is made on the thesis.

Studies may be extended for students who lack adequate background in their specialties. They must complete, beyond minimal degree requirements, articulation courses as determined by their advisers. Students also are required to present to their advisers prior to graduation evidence of mastery of the basics of selected social sciences and humanities subjects. The subjects are history, government, economics, and statistics. The requirement often has been fulfilled in undergraduate studies.

Qualification for Doctoral Program

Highly qualified students whose master’s requirements have been completed, or will be completed by their proposed admission date, may be considered for admission to the college’s doctoral program.

Registration Information

For those students who have already been accepted into the Master’s Program, registration can be hectic at a university as large as University of Florida. For more information on registration, click here.