Online Master's Degree Application Information

Specialization in Web Design and Online Communication

The application dates and deadlines are:

Summer 2015*: April 1, 2015
Fall 2015: July 15, 2015
Spring 2016: November 15, 2015

*We only accept and offer courses for Summer C term

All the materials identified below must be received by the University of Florida prior to these deadlines if you want to be considered for the specified enrollment period.

The first step in applying for admission in the Web Design and Online Communication program is submitting your application through University of Florida’s online system.

In addition to the online application form, you must also submit the following:

Program Notification

Immediately after submitting your application online, email Amanda Cheng at acheng@jou.ufl.edu. Amanda and others in the Graduate Admissions Office will help collect and organize your application materials to ensure your application process remains on track.

References

As part of the online application process, you must submit contact information for references. References will be automatically contacted.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation from three separate individuals are required. They should be written on letterhead and must be accompanied by a completed copy of the Supplemental Application for the College of Journalism, which you can download here. Letters and forms should be submitted via email as PDFs directly from the authors to Amanda Cheng at acheng@jou.ufl.edu. Alternatively, they can be mailed to Address #2 below.

Statement of Goals

Describe your career plans following completion of your master’s degree. Tell which experiences have led to your goals and how you think graduate study will help you prepare for the career. Minimum length is 300 words. Title this document “Statement of Goals” and be sure to include your name and date. Email the document to Amanda Cheng at acheng@jou.ufl.edu. Alternatively, they can be mailed to Address #2 below.

Supplemental Application for College of Journalism

You must download this form, complete it and mail to Address #2 below.

Application Fee

The graduate program application fee is $30. Make check or money order payable to the University of Florida. Download the Fee Payment Cover Memo, complete it and mail along with your payment to Address #1 below

Two Originals of All Official Transcripts

Two original transcripts are required from ALL post-secondary institutions you attended. Contact all colleges and universities you have attended and listed on your application form and have them send certified official transcripts in your original language (as well as translated into English if applicable). An average grade of “B” for the last two years of undergraduate studies is required. Mail one original to Address #1 and one original to Address #2 below.

Official GRE (Graduate Record Exam) Scores

Contact the Educational Testing Service and have them send your official report. A verbal and quantitative score of at least 550 is strongly preferred. Some applications with scores slightly below the minimum will be considered. Applications with GRE verbal scores below 400 will not be processed. Self-reported scores are accepted temporarily to help speed up processing. GRE scores are valid for five years. Mail to Address #1 below.

Resume

List all work positions held. Include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of supervisors. Also, remember to include your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number(s). Email the document to Amanda Cheng at acheng@jou.ufl.edu. Alternatively, they can be mailed to Address #2 below.

International Applicants Only

Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Score Report

Contact the Educational Testing Service and have them send your official report. A score of at least 550 (paper-based) and 90 (internet-based) is required to be considered for admission. We also accept IELTS scores with minimum of “6.” This requirement applies only to applicants from countries in which English is not the official language and includes U.S. territories and protectorates where English is not the primary language. You will not be required to submit a TOEFL score if you have spent at least one academic year at a college or university in a country where English is the official language. Intensive English language programs are excluded from the year of study provision. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. Mail originals to Address #1 below.

Certification of Financial Responsibility

All admitted International students who have accepted our admissions offer, are required to submit this form. The International Student Services Office will send you the form via email with instructions. Without it, the University of Florida will not issue an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility).

Important Addresses:

Address #1:
University of Florida
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL
32611-4000
Address #2:
Div. of Graduate Studies
College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida
2013 Weimer Hall
P. O. Box 118400
Gainesville, FL 32611-8400

UF faculty and staff: Distance programs in the College of Journalism and Communications are not eligible for the EEP.

See our Admission Requirements to ensure you meet all the standards for possible admission.

Professional and respectful treatment of our admissions and other staff members, faculty and administrators is required. Unprofessional or disrespectful treatment will result in denial of admission.

Contact Amanda Cheng at 352-273-1486 if you have any questions regarding your application.