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Interested in applying?

We search for exceptional students that are interested in the art of communication, who wish to become the thought leaders and pioneers of tomorrow, and who are invested in pushing their talents and skills as far as they can.

All you need to enter the Department of Communication is a burning desire to convey a message, a story, a dream, a narrative or idea. You have to wish to connect with others, to help them see the world as you do. Connectivity is the way of the future, and those who are able to harness the tools and skills that allow for the most effective communication will be the thought leaders of tomorrow.

The Department of Communication seeks, above all, to enroll men and women who seek to connect and communicate with others, and who wish to take advantage of the incredible resources the department has to offer. A successful Communication student is someone who combines curiosity with discipline, vision with training, and engage with both our faculty and students to both learn and contribute to the academic quality of our department.

Why choose the Department of Communication?

Limitless Innovation

The Department of Communication brings together 24 faculty members, five academic advisors, and 10 staff members whose main priority is student success. We are fortunate to have a diverse mix of communication scholars and practitioners all of whom contribute to the energy and productivity of the department. We invite students to get to know their professors through student organizations, research collaborations, and discussing career opportunities or graduate studies.

Our department offers three degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with specializations in Public Relations and Advertising; a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with tracks in Organizational Communication, Art and Performance Studies, or Design Studies; and a Master of Science in Global Strategic Communication. The B.A. in Organizational Communication and the M.S. in Strategic Global Communication are available fully online, and we expect to have a fully online option of the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Advertising in Fall 2017.

Choose from between three majors.

The Department of Communication offers five different paths to achieving your Bachelor of Science in Communications with specializations in Advertising or Public Relations and one path to achieving you Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts. Each track features a different route toward your diploma, resulting in different skill sets and professional training.

Learn from world-class faculty.

Our prestigious faculty come from a variety of backgrounds.

Benefit from a truly diverse student body.

Our location in South Florida means that our student body is composed of a truly diverse array of people, ranging from locals to international students. Recognized as having one of the highest concentrations of Hispanic students, the Department of Communication will introduce you to a mosaic of cultures and nationalities.

How to Apply


University Admissions Requirements

All information regarding application, deadlines, costs, and admission requirements can be found on the FIU Admissions Homepage.

Communication Arts Admissions Requirements

Please be aware that admission to FIU does not constitute admission into the School of Communication + Journalism. To obtain full admission/upper division status into any of the School of Communication + Journalism’s (SCJ) majors, FIU undergraduates and transfer students must have the following minimum requirements met.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 for all lower division courses and upper division
    non-Communication Arts courses (including transfer coursework).
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 for ALL FIU courses.

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications (PRAAC) Admissions Requirements

Please be aware that admission to FIU does not constitute admission into the Advertising or Public Relations major. To obtain full admission/upper division status into any of those two majors, FIU undergraduates and transfer students must have the following minimum requirements met.

  • 2.85 cumulative GPA
  • MMC 3003 (Mass Communication Orientation)

Full admission is a prerequisite for many of the upper-division courses taught in the Advertising or Journalism major. Once you have met all three of the SCJ admissions criteria (MMC 3003, 60 earned credits, 2.85 cumulative GPA), you can declare your upper-division major with your assigned academic advisor.


Registration Deadlines may be found in the Academic Calendar.

Registration Policies describe policies concerning Registration Week, Open Registration, Late Adds, Dropping and Adding Courses, Grading Options, Audits, and Late Drops.

Transfer Credits

Apply Transfer Coursework to UCC Requirements:

The Panther Degree Audit (PDA) automatically recognizes FIU courses but it is NOT programmed to automatically recognize many transfer courses. That’s why, if you are a transfer student and wish to have your transfer courses applied to the FIU UCC requirements, you will need to sit with an advisor and identify relevant transfer course work. Please contact your assigned advisor for more information.

Apply Transfer Coursework to Department of Communication Major Requirements

Transfer students may receive credit for comparable Florida state communication courses in accordance with Statue 1007.24(7) or for 6 + semester hours of communication courses previously taken at another academic institutions with a grade of ‘B’ or higher depending on evaluation of courses transferred. Each school has the discretion of using transfer course work in partial fulfillment of major requirements. For more information, contact an academic advisor.


All information regarding application, deadlines, costs, and admission requirements can be found on the FIU Graduate Admissions Homepage.


For more information on how to apply as an International Student please visit FIU Admissions Homepage.


The Department of Communication has a team of dedicated academic advisors, readily available to provide guidance with course selection and keep you on track for an on-time graduation. To make an appointment with an academic advisor, call (305)-348-1255.

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