About the Combination Degree Program
Our combination degree allows you, as an undergraduate student, to take graduate level courses and receive both your undergraduate and Master of Arts in Mass Communication degree in one extra year!
You can take up to 12 hours of graduate-level courses as an undergraduate student. These hours count toward both the 124 hours necessary to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, and the 30+ hours required for the master’s degree. Students will pay graduate tuition for all graduate-level classes; however, Bright Futures will cover the undergraduate portion of hourly tuition.
Students can be admitted to the combined degree program to begin taking classes in their junior year and be admitted to the graduate program in the spring of their senior year. It is recommended that students apply for this program after completing 60 – 75 credits.
Deadlines to apply are:
Fall Semester: June 10
Spring Semester: October 10
Summer Semester: March 10
Admission to the undergraduate portion of the combined degree program does not substitute for completion of the application for admission to the master’s program. Students admitted to the undergraduate portion of the combination degree program still must complete all normal application requirements to be admitted to the master’s program. Admission to the undergraduate portion of the combination degree program does not guarantee admission to the master’s program.
As per university rules, no course can be transferred into the graduate program in which the student has earned a grade below a B. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be admitted into the program.
Due to current admission examination testing difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic our College, in sync with the UF Graduate School, is waiving the GRE requirement for applicants seeking Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer A/B/C 2021, or Fall 2021 admission. This temporary emergency waiver applies only to admission for those four semesters.
We recommend that students take one graduate elective course per semester/term during their undergraduate studies, starting with the first semester of the junior year.