Journalism & Media Admissions

Your Career in Media Starts Here

We search for curious and hardworking students that are interested in the art of communication, seek opportunities to shape the future of media, and who are invested in pushing their talents to new heights.

Our primary requirement in the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media is a desire for storytelling. We want to know how you connect with others, and how you immerse yourself in people’s stories and worldviews.

In return, the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media offers an incredible array of resources and a passionate family of professionals who are as committed to teaching as they are to learning. We’re counting on you to engage with curiosity and discipline, and contribute to the quality of our academic family.

There are two kinds of admission requirements

1. University Admissions Requirements:

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

Note (for students applying to FIU): To be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree program, incoming transfer students need to have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

2. SCJ Admissions Requirements:

Please be aware that admission to FIU does not constitute admission into the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media.
To obtain full admission/upper division status into any of the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media majors, FIU undergraduates and transfer students must have the following minimum requirements met:
  • 2.85 cumulative GPA (FIU+ Transfer)
  • 60 earned credits
  • MMC 3003 (Journalism + Media Orientation).


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 University Core Curriculum (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 SCJ Major Requirements

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

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.