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University of South Florida

Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications is located in Tampa, FL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Mass communications Strategic communication management
Master of Arts (MA) Mass communications Media studies
Master of Arts (MA) Mass communications Multimedia journalism

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
18
Accepted
15
Enrolled
64%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of course work, three letters of recommendation, letter of intent, resume/curriculum vitae

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 28
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
50%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 8%
White or Caucasian 24%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4%

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: First Amendment analysis, civic journalism, public opinion, media ethics, media effects research in sports public relations, public relations management, advertisement, telecommunications
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
78,680

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Wayne Garcia
Director and Senior Instructor
Email: wgarcia@usf.edu
Phone: 813-498-1925
Fax: 813-974-2592