Online Master's Degree Application Information

Specialization in Web Design and Online Communication

Deadlines (complete applications):

Summer 2016*: April 1, 2016
Fall 2016: July 1, 2016
Spring 2017: November 1, 2016

*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.

PREPARE

  • Write statement of purpose.
  • Update resume and save a copy as a PDF for submission.
  • Contact recommenders.
    • Gather their info: full name, title, company/institution, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
    • Alert them about UF request for letter of recommendations.
  • Research how to obtain official transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions
    • Obtain unofficial copy for self-calculating GPA and submission for the UF application
    • Obtain a certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English. (INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION ONLY)
  • Plan to take English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB) if necessary. (INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION ONLY)
    • Plan to take the GRE
      • Give ample time for processing. Schedule exam no later than 4.5 weeks BEFORE the application deadline
      • Scores of 550/156 verbal and 550/146 quantitative
      • GRE scores must be within 5 years
      • GRE can be waived ONLY for those an advanced degree from an US regionally accredited institution.
    • Florida residency documents (if needed).

APPLY

  • Complete the UF application online
    • Copy/paste statement of purpose into application
    • Submit resume
    • Enter self-calculating GPA
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Residency
    • Letters of recommendation requests
    • Pay the application fee by credit card
      • We cannot see your application unless this is paid.
    • Alert UF College of Journalism & Communications (distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu) that you have completed your application

FOLLOW UP

Send the following materials ONLY after you have completed and PAID the online application.

  • Mail CJC official transcripts
    • ATTN: Susie Gebhardt
      College of Journalism and Communications
      University of Florida
      1060 Weimer Hall
      P. O. Box 118400
      Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
  • Mail UF Admissions official transcripts and official GRE scores (UF school code is 5812).
    • And English proficiency test TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB) scores (INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION ONLY)
    • We suggest that you do not send electronic copies of your transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts must come directly from the institution. Include English translation of transcript.
    • University of Florida
      Office of Admissions
      201 Criser Hall
      PO Box 114000
      Gainesville, FL
      32611-4000
  • Check for recommendation completion and reminders using the UF online application portal.

Deadline Policy

All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of the term you are applying for. Any incomplete applications or late materials will not be considered. You may request to defer your application to a later term if you do not complete your application.

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

If you have questions, please contact us using our online form, or email: distancesupport@jou.ufl.edu

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.

All academic credentials become property of the university. They will not be returned to you or forwarded to a third party. Credentials of applicants who do not enroll will be destroyed.

Distance programs in the College of Journalism and Communications are not eligible for the University of Florida Employee Education Program (EEP).