• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Are you brave enough to ask the tough questions and to seek and report the truth? Do you want to record history as it happens? With the Journalism program offered at the University of  Central Florida and with the guidance of our hands-on, experienced journalism faculty, you will be prepared to report on major news events with the highest standards of journalistic ethics and integrity. Our graduates learn to write, edit and visually tell news stories through a variety of digital, broadcast and print platforms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Fundamentals of Technical Presentations
  • News Reporting 
  • History of American Journalism
  • Mass Communication Law
  • Principles of Journalism
  • Mass Media
  • International Media
  • Hispanics in Media in the US 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The Journalism program is a limited access program that requires a separate application.
  • Students should apply to become Journalism majors only after completing all requirements for admission.
  • Admission is based on multiple factors, not strictly GPA.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Attain an overall minimum 2.5 GPA based on a minimum of 30 credit hours of college work. NOTE: Meeting the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission because students are admitted on a space available basis.
  • See a NSC advisor for additional admission criteria.
  • Meet a grammar proficiency standard. Students must pass a grammar proficiency exam administered by UCF’s Testing Center unless they have AP or IB credit in English or an “A-” or better in both of the following courses:
  • ENC 1101 – Composition I Credit Hours: 3
  • ENC 1102 – Composition II Credit Hours: 3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    748 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 748 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 212 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orlando

  • 1111 - 1940 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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