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If you are applying for the MFA in Motion Pictures please include the following additional materials with your application:
MFA supplemental application

If you are applying for Graduate Journalism please include the following additional materials with your application - Graduate Journalism supplemental application

Requirements for admission to graduate status for the Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree in the School of Communication are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
  2. The School’s official application
  3. A $65.00 non-refundable application fee
  4. Official transcripts of all college work, both undergraduate and graduate
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for M.A.
    For M.F.A. portfolio is required. See supplemental info
  7. Official TOEFL scores for international students
  8. A 500 word typed statement of academic and professional goals

Mailing Address : Graduate Studies Office, University of Miami, School of Communication, P.O. Box 248127, Coral Gables, FL 33124.
Delivery address: 5100 Brunson Drive, Frances L. Wolfson Building, Room 4025, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

Please note that this page only summarizes the procedures for admission at the master's level. For complete information about the graduate program and admission requirements, M.A. and M.F.A. applicants should consult the Graduate Studies Handbook of the School of Communication and the University of Miami Graduate Bulletin. Only complete applications will be considered; full admission requires a complete application, including all test requirements.

Note: Admission to the graduate program does not guarantee admission to candidacy for the Master's degree, nor does it constitute an appointment to any position in the School of Communication or elsewhere within the University.

Application Deadlines:

Applications submitted by the December 1st deadline are being given priority review. However, applications may still be submitted for all graduate programs (Ph.D. in Communication, MFA in Motion Pictures, M.A. in Communication Studies, M.A. in Print Journalism, M.A. in Television Broadcast Journalism, and M.A. in Public Relations). Assistantships may also be available following priority review.

The Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures degree offers flexible specialization in motion picture production (cinematography, directing, editing, sound), producing, and screenwriting. Application deadlines: February 1 (priority), April 1 (final deadline). Fall entrance only. Students who have completed their application for admission by the priority deadline of February 1 will be considered for funding. Please note: the Application For Graduate Assistantship And Fellowships must be submitted with your application.  Applications received after the priority deadline will be notified of admission decision on a rolling schedule based on space availability.

For information on these and all other programs, please go back to the previous page "Graduate Programs.”

Requirements for admission to the Ph.D. program in the School of Communication are:

  1. A Master’s degree in communication, or in another appropriate field, is required of all applicants. The degree must be in addition to a bachelor’s degree. All degrees must be from accredited institutions
  2. The School’s official application
  3. A $65.00 non-refundable application fee
  4. Official transcripts of all college work, both undergraduate and graduate
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  7. Official TOEFL scores for international students
  8. Letter of intent – a minimum 500 word typed statement of academic and professional goals
  9. A copy of the completed master’s thesis or comparable scholarly work if no master’s thesis has been completed. If the master’s thesis is in progress, completed chapters should be submitted

Mailing Address : Graduate Studies Office, University of Miami, School of Communication, P.O. Box 248127, Coral Gables, FL 33124.
Delivery address
: 5100 Brunson Drive, Frances L. Wolfson Building, Room 4025, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

Please note that this page only summarizes the procedures for admission at the doctoral level. For complete information about the doctoral program and admission requirements, Ph.D. applicants should consult the Ph.D. Handbook of the School of Communication and the University of Miami Graduate Bulletin. Only complete applications will be considered; full admission requires a complete application, including all test requirements.

Note: Admission to the doctoral program does not guarantee admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree, nor does it constitute an appointment to any position in the School of Communication or elsewhere within the University.

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