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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, in an urban setting.

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 12

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 153V (60th percentile), 144Q (18th percentile) preferred on the GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28
Applied
22
Accepted
14
Enrolled
79%

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 153V (60th percentile), 144Q (18th percentile) preferred on the GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum 3.00 GPA; Bachelor's degree in appropriate field; resume; 3 letters of recommendation; letter of intent. students may be required to take additional courses to meet concentration foundation knowledge

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

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

44
Total Graduate Students
45%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.09%
Black or African American 9.09%
White or Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4.55%

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
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:
79,364

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

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