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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
Comm & Media, Nicholson Schl
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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UCF's Master of Arts in Communication prepares students for a wide range of professions in academia and the public and private sectors. This program, comprised of industry-leading scholars and professionals, provides students with the knowledge to succeed as expert communicators - all within a convenient and practical curriculum.

Housed in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, the MA in Communication is part of UCF Downtown, a 21st-century campus with access to arts, culture, nightlife, and business. While some courses are offered online, required core courses and most electives are offered in a face-to-face or mixed-mode formats, typically Monday - Thursday evenings at UCF Downtown.

The MA degree program in Communication is a four-semester program for full-time students. Part-time students make take up to seven years to complete the program. Both thesis and nonthesis options are offered and both consist of a minimum of 33 semester hours of work.

Total Credit Hours Required: 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Program Tracks/Options

Application Deadlines

March 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Commercial Announcer
  • Game Show Host
  • Interpersonal Communications Professor
  • Journalism Professor
  • Lyricist
  • Novelist
  • Playwright
  • Press Agent
  • Professor of Rhetoric
  • Program Writer
  • Publicity Agent
  • Publicity Writer
  • Radio Artist
  • Radio Disk Jockey
  • Radio Script Writer
  • Screen Writer
  • Short Story Writer
  • Speech Professor
  • Stage Technician
  • Verse Writer
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