Professional Master's Program

Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees

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

Our combination degree allows you, as an undergraduate student, to take graduate level courses and receive both your B.S. 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. 

For the combined degree application packet, with all forms, click here.

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.

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 5465—Communication Leadership F
MMC 5306—International Communication SP
MMC 6135—Data Visualization SP
MMC 6936—eHealth: Digital Comm in Healthcare SP
MMC 6936—Content Marketing SP
MMC 6936—Video for the Web SP
MMC 6936—Visual Storytelling Workshop F

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—Communication in Healthcare F
MMC 5465— Communication Leadership F
MMC 6400—Mass Comm Theory F, SP
MMC 6936—Applied Theory F
MMC 6421—Research Methods in Mass Comm F, SP, SU
MMC 5306—International Communication SP
MMC 6135—Data Visualization 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
MMC 6936—Visual Storytelling Workshop F

PUBLIC RELATIONS

PUR 6607—PR Management SP
MMC 6406—Innovation and Entrepreneurship F
MMC 6660—Mass Comm and Society F, SP
MMC 6936—Communication in Healthcare F
MMC 5465— Communication Leadership F
MMC 6135—Data Visualization 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 6936—Visual Storytelling Workshop F

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—Communication in Healthcare F
MMC 5465—Communication Leadership F
MMC 6936–Documentary and Social Change F
MMC 6400—Mass Comm Theory F, SP
MMC 6936—Applied Theory F
MMC 6421—Research Methods in Mass Comm F, SP, SU
MMC 5306—International Communication SP
MMC 6135—Data Visualization 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 6936—Visual Storytelling Workshop F

PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S 

If interested in pursuing a MAMC degree through the Professional Master’s program, students should meet with their undergraduate advisor to verify that they have available electives and fill out the combined degree paperwork.

Below are the core courses Professional Master’s students are required to take. Follow this link to learn more about the program: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/graduate/graduate-professional-masters/

  • MMC 6936—Applied Theory
  • MMC 6936—Digital Storytelling
  • MMC 6135—Data Visualization
  • MMC 6466—Digital Persuasive Communication

If you have additional questions or need advising on courses, email promasterssupport@jou.ufl.edu

ONLINE MASTER’S

For information on a combination undergraduate and online master’s degree, visit here: https://onlinemasters.jou.ufl.edu/combined-degree-program/.