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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 Science (MS) Advertising
Master of Arts (MA) Mass communications

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
30
Accepted
17
Enrolled
67%

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 For both the MS and MA: 153V (60th percentile), 144Q (18th percentile) preferred on the GRE
Master's Degree Requirements For both the MS and MA: 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 TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

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

45
Total Graduate Students
53%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American 6.67%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (7)

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:
6,189

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Ave CIS1040
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Wayne Garcia
Director and Senior Instructor
Email: wgarcia@usf.edu
Phone: 813-4981925
Fax: 813-9742592

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