School of Communication / University of Miami

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 305-284-5236
Fax Number: 305-284-8701
Address: Payroll Office

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Additional Information

President: Dr. Julio Frenk
School Type: Four Year College
Public/Private: Private
Religious Affiliation: None
School Setting:


School Size: 19,096 students including 7,007 graduate students
Classroom Size: Varies depending upon studio, lab, or lecture room.
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15 / 1
Type of Housing: Off-campus
Diversity: The University has a commitment to diversity and inclusion by building a culture of belonging where all members of the UM community feel valued and can add value.

Approximately $2,290 per credit.

Financial Aid:

To apply for federal aid, you must: 1. Apply to the University as a degree-seeking student 2. Complete the FAFSA Online Federal School Code is 001536. This is for all students accepted into a non medical doctor degree program and includes students in medical programs such as Physical Therapy and Public Health. Federal School Code is E00532 for all students accepted into the Law School. Create an FSA ID and Password at FAFSA may be completed as early as October 1. 3. Accept/Decline Aid in CaneLink Students will be awarded financial aid based on an estimated full time cost of attendance assuming the student will be enrolled full time (enrollment of 9 credit hours). Before the start of the term the Office of Financial Assistance and Employment will adjust each student’s Cost of Attendance based on their actual tuition charges and if necessary reduce their financial aid. 4. Complete Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling These requirements must be completed via for both the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Graduate PLUS Loan before loan funds can be disbursed. Note that "Financial Awareness Counseling", which provides tools and information to help students understand financial aid and manage their finances, does not meet the federal requirements for completing the Entrance Counseling.

Disability Services:

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides academic accommodations and support to ensure that students with disabilities can access and participate in the opportunities available at the University of Miami. Individuals with disabilities must request academic accommodations through the Office of Disabilities Services. Accommodations are determined on a collaborative and case-by-case basis and are based on the documentation provided by the individual. ODS staff will work collaboratively with students to determine what academic adjustments and educational auxiliary aids are reasonable to ensure that students with disabilities are not subject to discrimination. All documentation is reviewed, and accommodations are assigned in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations and/or equal access to programs and services. The University of Miami follows and abides by the definition of disability set forth in the foregoing statutes. In determining whether a person is a qualified individual with a disability, the University of Miami does not take into consideration the ameliorative effects of mitigating measures other than ordinary eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Information is available to prospective and enrolled students, their parents and/or sponsors. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is in the Camner Center for Academic Resources in Whitten University Center 2400. ODS staff can be reached at 305-284-2374 (Voice) or 305-284-1999 (Fax). Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Individuals may email the office staff for quick responses to questions.

Greek Life: No
Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Diving, Track & Field, Volleyball, Soccer.
Majors: Communication Studies M.A. (tracks in Intercultural Communication, Health Communication, Organizational Communication), Motion Pictures M.F.A., Documentary M.F.A., Interactive Media M.F.A., Journalism M.A., Media Management M.S., Media Management Cert., Public Relations M.A., Ph.D.
Computer Capabilities: The SoC has approximately 100,000 square feet of digital smart learning space and resources. Students have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment. They have access to the most technologically advanced tools and facilities such as:

2 HD broadcast studios

40’ x 40’ film studio

2 broadcast control rooms

28 smart classrooms

Cosford Cinema with 4K and 35 mm projection

Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center

Equipment checkout center

Digital editing suites

Post-production suites

Emerging media lab

Sound editing & foley rooms

MacOS/Windows computer labs

State-of-the-art research center

Virtual reality lab

UX lab

Given this strong network of support and training, SoC students have won numerous regional and national awards in categories ranging from news reporting to web design. Upon graduation, students will have received not only a strong classroom foundation, but also experience and training in their field.

Application/Transfer Deadlines: The application deadline for all master's programs is July 15, and December 1 for our doctoral program.
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International Students:


Study Abroad: Yes UM has faculty-led Study Abroad programs to Greece, Prague, Spain, the Galapagos Islands, London, Cannes, India, Australia and more.