Undergraduate

Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees

  • ADV/MAMC
  • JOU/MAMC
  • PUR/MAMC
  • RTV/MAMC

Our combined degree allows you, as an undergraduate student, to take graduate level courses and receive both your BA and Master’s degree in one extra year!  This program enables you to begin an accelerated program leading to the combined degree of ADV/MAMC, JM/MAMC, PR/MAMC, or TC/MAMC. 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. Completion of the form found here: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/pdf/combdegreerequest.pdf and 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 combined degree program still must complete all normal application requirements to be admitted to the master’s program. Admission to the undergraduate portion of the combined 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 3.2 to be admitted into the program. Students need to take the GRE and apply to the graduate program after two graduate-level courses have been completed.

To be admitted to the graduate program, students must earn GRE scores of 156 Verbal and 146 quantitative.  However, we look at a combination of factors, not just GRE scores. Full graduate admission requirements can be found here.

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.

Approved Professional Electives by Department are listed below:

ADVERTISING

ADV 6503—Advertising Creative Strategy and Research SP
MMC 6406—Innovation and Entrepreneurship F
MMC 6660—Mass Comm and Society F, SP
MMC 6936—Communication in Healthcare F
MMC 6936—Communication Leadership F
MMC 5306—International Communication SP
MMC 6135—Data Visualization: (In Pro MA) SP
MMC 6936—eHealth: Digital Comm in Healthcare SP
MMC 6936—Content Marketing SP
MMC 6936—Video for the Web SP
MMC 6936—Race, Sports and Culture SP

JOURNALISM

PUR 6607—PR Management SP
ADV 6503—Advertising Creative Strategy and Research SP
MMC 6406—Innovation and Entrepreneurship F
MMC 6660—Mass Comm and Society F, SP
MMC 6936—Digital Storytelling (in Pro MA) F
MMC 6936—Communication in Healthcare F
MMC 6936— Communication Leadership F
MMC 6400—Mass Comm Theory F, SP
MMC 6936—Applied Theory (in Pro MA) F
MMC 6421—Research Methods in Mass Comm F, SP, SU
MMC 5306—International Communication SP
MMC 6135—Data Visualization: (In Pro MA) SP
MMC 6936—eHealth: Digital Comm in healthcare SP
MMC 6936—Content Marketing SP
MMC 6936—Video for the Web SP
MMC 6936—Race, Sports and Culture SP
MMC 5206—Advanced Law (in lieu of MMC 4200) F

PUBLIC RELATIONS

PUR 6607—PR Management SP
MMC 6406—Innovation and Entrepreneurship F
MMC 6660—Mass Comm and Society F, SP
MMC 6936—Digital Storytelling (in Pro MA) F
MMC 6936—Communication in Healthcare F
MMC 6936— Communication Leadership F
MMC 6135—Data Visualization: (In Pro MA) SP
MMC 6936—eHealth: Digital Comm in Healthcare SP
MMC 6936—Content Marketing SP
MMC 6936—Video for the Web SP
MMC 6936—Race, Sports and Culture SP

TELECOMMUNICATION

PUR 6607—PR Management SP
ADV 6503—Advertising Creative Strategy and Research SP
RTV 6508—Audience Analytics F
MMC 5215—Technology Policy SP
MMC 5708—International Communication F
MMC 6406—Innovation and Entrepreneurship F
MMC 6660—Mass Comm and Society F, SP
MMC 6936—Digital Storytelling (in Pro MA) F
MMC 6936—Communication in Healthcare F
MMC 6936—Communication Leadership F
MMC 6936–Documentary and Social Change F
MMC 6400—Mass Comm Theory F, SP
MMC 6936—Applied Theory (in Pro MA) F
MMC 6421—Research Methods in Mass Comm F, SP, SU
MMC 5306—International Communication SP
MMC 6135—Data Visualization: (In Pro MA) SP
MMC 6936—eHealth: Digital Comm in Healthcare SP
MMC 6936—Content Marketing SP
MMC 6936—Video for the Web SP
MMC 6936—Race, Sports and Culture SP

PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S (Pro MA)

If interested in pursuing the Professional Master’s plan at the Master’s level, students should take the following courses which also count toward the undergraduate degree in any of the four areas—ADV, JOU, PUR or RTV.  See this link for more information:  https://www.jou.ufl.edu/current-students/masters/promasters/

MMC 6936—Communication Leadership SP
MMC 6936—Content Marketing F
MMC 6135—Data Visualization F, SP
MMC 6936—Digital Storytelling F
MMC 6936—Communication Leadership F