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University of South Florida

Department of Communication

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Communication is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE with preferred scores of at least 153V (61st percentile)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE with preferred scores of at least 153V (61st percentile)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56
Applied
18
Accepted
10
Enrolled
32%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE with preferred scores of at least 153V (61st percentile)
Master's Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, writing sample, statement of purpose, transcripts, CV or resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE with preferred scores of at least 153V (61st percentile)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3.0 GPA, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample, statement of purpose, transcripts, CV or resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.5%
Black or African American 14.58%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.17%
Unknown 4.17%

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 1
Male (5)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Organizational, interpersonal, and health communication; media and cultural studies; rhetoric; performance studies; qualitative research methods
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
23,671

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Patrice Buzzanell
Associate Professor/Interim Chair
Email: pmbuzzanell@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-2145

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