Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Arts in Mass Communication, with a specialization in Global Strategic Communications, is a course of study that is delivered by the university’s College of Journalism and Communications. This program is designed with communication and media strategists in mind, and works to illuminate new channels, provide insights into analytics, and craft persuasive, intercultural messages for an increasingly global set of audiences and stakeholders. This program’s primarily distance learning delivery was designed with place-bound professionals in mind that wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

The M.A. in Global Strategic Communication program’s curriculum is comprised of ten courses plus a capstone project, or 33 credits of coursework. In addition to the convenient distance learning format, students may begin coursework during any semester. This degree can be completed in as little as 18 months. All of the courses are focused on combining the study of communication theory with an exploration of emergent technologies to best teach students how to develop effective communication strategies that deliver results. Some of the courses span topics such as International Advertising, Strategic Communication Ethics and Concepts, Research Methods in Mass Communication, Brand Management, and Global Activism and Social Change Communication. Through this program’s diverse and thorough curriculum, and guided by top-notch faculty members, graduates of this program may be equipped with all of the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (grade point average, based on the last 60 hours of undergraduate study).
    • 550/156 Verbal and 550/146 Quantitative GRE scores (only scores earned within the previous five years will be accepted)

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.

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