24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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Master’s students may complete a thesis in advertising, journalism, public relations, telecommunication, international communication, or science/health communication. The Mass Communication program is offered at University of Florida.


There are several specializations available for the Master of Arts in Mass Communication:

The Journalism specialization program in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications combines study of the academic literature on the societal role and effects of mass communication in general and journalism in particular with courses designed to improve students’ practice of the journalism craft

The Pro Master’s specialization: The Professional Master’s track is an on-campus program focused in four core/cross disciplines:

  • applied theory;
  • communication, technology and society;
  • multimedia storytelling; and
  • data creation/analysis/data visualization.

The Public Relations specialization at the master’s level is a research-based program designed to prepare students for careers and advancement in the industry or for entering doctoral studies. 

The Telecommunication specialization program in the UF College of Journalism and Communications combines courses in Mass Communication, Telecommunication, and other areas relevant to the student’s goals. 

The International/Intercultural Communication specialization: The field of international communication encompasses the study of international journalism (both print and broadcast) and international business and marketing communication. The field of intercultural communication focuses on the interactions between people of different cultures, values and histories.

The Science and Health Communications specialization program is designed to teach scientists and health specialists to communicate effectively via media, and to teach mass media specialists the background science to translate the language of science and health into meaningful and understandable stories for their audiences. These goals are achieved through theoretical writing and applied courses. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advertising Planning
  • Theories of Advertising
  • Advanced Media Planning
  • Advertising and Social Media
  • International Advertising
  • Advertising Creative Strategy and Research
  • Advertising Research Methods
  • Advertising Management
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Web Topics I: Advanced Design
  • Supervised Teaching
  • History of Documentary Film I
  • History of Documentary Film II
  • Advanced Radio, Television, and Film Writing
  • Writing for Documentary I
  • Producing and Writing the Documentary
  • Business of Documentary
  • Issues and Problems in Documentary
  • Documentary Pre-Production Planning
  • Documentary Field Production
  • Documentary Research Methods
  • Advanced Post-Production Techniques
  • History of Journalism
  • Issues and the Press
  • Reporting Workshop
  • Journalist Bootcamp

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

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    30134 USD/year
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  • National

    30134 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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