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Master of Science in Communication Management


Program Overview

The program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours, 15 of which are earned through a common core of required courses in the School of Communication. Also, three credit hours are selected from a list of electives in the School of Communication. In addition, 12 credit hours are earned through one of five outside concentrations: Business, Public Health, Leadership, Nonprofit Management, and Public Management. The final 6 credit hours are earned through an academic communication management-related thesis or a professional communication-related research project.


Thesis or Applied Research Project (6 credits)

Students will complete either an academic communication management-related thesis OR a professional communication-related research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor and committee. Students will take this 3-credit course twice to reach the required 6 credit hours of thesis/applied research project needed to graduate with the MS in Communication Management. Permission of the MS in Communication Management graduate director is a prerequisite to enroll.


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Concentrations Offered

  • Business
  • Leadership
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Health
  • Public Management


Application Information

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Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . April 15

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Resume
    • Include names and contact information for at least two references
  • Letter of intent
    • Describe background and goals
    • Specify which of the 5 concentrations will be sought
  • Students who do not meet the GPA requirement may submit GRE scores as an alternative. The minimum score is 153 verbal and 144 quantitative. GRE scores are not required.
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Stephynie Perkins

Associate Professor

(904) 620-3824

Building 14 , Room 2011