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.
Online Information Session
- Nonprofit Management
- Public Health
- Public Management
Application Requirement Information
International Applicant Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.
- 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.