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Communication Management


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.

Program Informational Video


The Communication Management program requires applicants to choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Business (Thesis)
  • Business (Non-Thesis)
  • Leadership (Thesis)
  • Leadership (Non-Thesis)
  • Nonprofit Management (Thesis)
  • Nonprofit Management (Non-Thesis)
  • Public Health (Thesis)
  • Public Health (Non-Thesis)
  • Public Management (Thesis)
  • Public Management (Non-Thesis)

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Interim Graduate Program Director

Dr. Siho Nam
Associate Professor
(904) 620-2650

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • 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.